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SymbNET “Genomics and Metabolomics in a Host-Microbe Symbiosis Network"


SymbNET is a European network for host-microbe interactions research, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

The project coordinated by FCG-IGC (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal), brings together the world-leading research institutions EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany),  CAU (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany),  and UNIL (Université de Lausanne,  Switzerland), and another local widening partner ITQB NOVA (Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Portugal).

Host-microbe interactions constitutes a fundamental research field of growing interest, which also impacts human health. Research in this field requires multidisciplinary, highly skilled teams and collaborative research.

SymbNET will create a European network in the use of Genomics and Metabolomics in Host-Microbe Symbiosis research. It will bring together a consortium of leaders in the field that present a wide range of expertise, technological knowledge, scientific questions and approaches in Host-Microbe Symbiosis. SymbNET will promote transfer of knowledge and collaborations through programs of Researchers and Staff visit exchanges, collaborative projects, sponsoring the use of new technologies, organizing scientific meetings, workshops, PhD Summer Schools, and a European meeting on Host-Microbe Symbiosis. There will be actions targeted at Early Stage Researchers to promote their research, training, mentoring, and networking, ensuring gender equality in participation.

SymbNET will establish a European consortium in Host-Microbe Symbiosis, capacitate the widening institutions and the other participating institutions, and promote this crucial growing area of research at the local and international level.


Research groups and research facilities of SymbNET:



Host-Microorganism Interactions Lab - Luís Teixeira 
Bacterial signalling Lab - Karina Xavier
Evolutionary Biology Lab - Isabel Gordo 
Inflammation Lab - Miguel Soares 
Innate Immunity and Inflammation Lab - Luís Moita 
Bioinformatics Core Facility - Jingtao Lilue 
Genomics Core Facility - Ricardo Leite



Mass Spec Facility Unit (UNIMS) - Isabel Abreu 
Bacterial Development Lab - Adriano Henriques 



Microbial symbiosis Lab Group – Philipp Engel
Biological Geochemistry Lab Group - Anders Meibom
Metabolomics Unit - Julijana Ivanisevic



Cell and Developmental Biology Lab - Thomas Bosch
Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics Lab – Hinrich Schulenburg
Genomic Microbiology Lab - Tal Dagan
Molecular Cell Biology Lab - Philip Rosenstiel
Competence Centre for Genomics Analysis - Philip Rosenstiel



Systems Microbiology - Nassos Typas
Metabolic Host-Microbiome Interactions - Michael Zimmermann
Stability proteomics for assessing the state of the proteome - Mikhail Savitski
Proteomics Core Facility Mikhail Savitski
Genomics Core Facility (GeneCore) - Vladimir Benes
Microbiome Informatics - Rob Finn


Managment units involved in SymbNET:

FCG-IGC Research Funding Affairs Unit – Sheila Vidal, Beatriz Fernandez
FCG-IGC Collaborative Centre Unit – Luís Valente
FCG-IGC Institutional Communication Unit – Ana Morais
EMBL External Training Team - Jurgen Deka






“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952537 "





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