The exploitation of metagenomics and meta-omics approaches in life science research – developing a network of UK researchers

Understanding functions within microbial communities in a wide range of environments is critical to exploit the interaction between microorganisms and plants or animals and to continue and further develop microbial biotransformations in bioreactors for industrial applications. Therefore integration of datasets from metatranscriptomics, metametabolomics and metaproteomics will be essential to use metagenomic data effectively. In the UK, this community network in metagenomics (ComMet) will build capacity in the exploitation of metagenomics and improve our ability to study the full potential of the uncultured majority of microorganisms. This network is funded by:BBSRC anniversary logo