University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE)

The project partner UDE has a lot of experience in the sequence-based analysis of microorganisms from aquatic ecosystems, with the repertoire ranging from 16S rRNA gene-based analyzes to ‘omics‘ (e.g. genome-resolved metagenomics).

Complex metagenomes with several hundred different archaea and bacteria can be resolved very well at the species level and their metabolism can be predicted. In addition, the project partner also has relevant experience in the coupling of environmental parameters with genome data using multivariate statistics and the cultivation of anaerobic microorganisms.