4 Microscope pictures of Gentiana asclepiadea
©UBT/ TUGraz

Gentiana asclepiadea-Alpine plant phyllosphere colonized by native seed microbiota during gnotobiotic germination; © TU Graz/UBT

Research Projects

Here you can find our third-part funded projects – please visit all homepages!

1. Microbiome Support.

Full title: Towards coordinated microbiome R&I activities in the food system to support (EU and) international bioeconomy goals
Funding organization: EU
Contact: Univ.-Prof. Gabriele Berg
Website: https://www.microbiomesupport.eu/

2. Excalibur.
Full title: Exploiting the multifunctional potential of belowground biodiversity in horticultural farming
Funding organization: EU
Contact: Dr. Peter Kusstascher
Website:  https://www.excaliburproject.eu/

Full title: Human Exposomic Determinants of Immune Mediated Diseases
Funding organization: EU
Contact: Dr. Wisnu Wicaksono
Website: https://www.hedimed.eu/ 

4. The Apple Biome
Full title: The origin, distribution, and dissemination of the apple microbiome
Funding organization: Marie Curie EU
Contact: Dr. Ahmed Abdelfattah
Website: https://applebiome.com/

5. The Post Harvest Microbiome.
Full title: Improving fruit and vegetable health and food safety
Contact: Birgit Wassermann

6. PotatoMETAbiome.
Full title: Harnessing the potato-microbiome interactions for development of sustainable breeding and production strategies
Funding organization: Bundesministerium für Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus (Austria)
Contact: Franz Stocker
Website: https://www.potatometabiome.eu/

7. Bioinsecticides.
Full title: Biological to protect sugar beets against insects
Funding organization: Industry
Contact: Adrian Wolfgang

8. Microbiome Biotechnology.
Platform: FFG-ACIB  
Contact: Dr. Tomislav Cernava
Website: https://www.acib.at/

9. The indoor plant microbiome.
Full title: Indoor - Plant-associated microbial communities in indoor environment
Funding organization: FWF
Contact: Dr. Wisnu Wicaksono

10. The medical plant microbiome.
Full title: Bridging metabolome and microbiome diversification in Asteraceae medicinal plants
Funding organization: FWF
Contact: Dr. Martina Köberl

11. # CannaBiom
Full title: Combination of Endophytes with functional Biopolymers (HydroDots) for improved Cannabis cultivation
Funding organization: FFG
Contact: Dr. Tomislav Cernava
Website:  Not available yet

12. Microbiom 4 Future
Full title: Researching microbial diversity as a sustainable solution to global problems
Funding organization: FFG
Contact: Dr. Daria Rybakova
Website: https://microbiome4future.tugraz.at/

Full title: NAPERDIV - Nature-based perennial grain cropping as a model to safeguard functional biodiversity
Funding organization: Fwf
Contact: Dr. Tomislav Cernava
Website: https://naperdiv.uni-hohenheim.de/