Partnership development supports microbiome research

Professor Hauke Smidt from the Laboratory of Microbiology at Wageningen University & Research explains the importance of partnerships to connect the different expertises needed in microbiome research. ‘I am motivated to take part in big consortia, because just like the many different microbes that interact in microbiomes we can cannot study them alone. A mixture of expertises and infrastructures is needed to implement the diverse tools and concepts for studying microbiomes’.