Welcome to the MRM website

The Interuniversity Attraction Poles (IAP) Program which aims to provide support and build research networks within Belgian and international universities is an initiative of the Belgian Science Policy. This IAP-Phase VII (P7/25) focuses on the concept of Microbial Resource Management (MRM) in synthetic and natural ecosystems. Microbial communities represent functional biological entities with diverse metabolic capacities, and can be considered to be an infinite, yet natural resource. The strategy is to optimize the management of microbial resources to tailor to the needs of different applications. This is known as MRM. To achieve this, ecological theory (e.g. population dynamics, invasion, microbial interactions) will be developed using synthetic ecosystems, alongside environmental studies using state-of-the-art molecular and proteomic tools.

The research network comprises of international partners covering 7 research groups in Belgium, Denmark, and Switzerland. In this website, you will find all information on the IAP (P7/25) research activities. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.