Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (H2020-MSCA-GF) WILDGUT grant information:

Grant Agreement: n. 752399

Coordinator: Claudia Barelli

Funding: EU under project number H2020-MSCA-GF-2016 – 752399

Timeframe: 01.07.2017 - 30.08.2019

University/Department: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Department of Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology

Partners: Fondazione Edmund Mach (Beneficiary), Italy; Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA;

Additional collaborators: MUSE - Science Museum of Trento, Italy; University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic.

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WILDGUT proposes a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate the four-way interplay between habitat changes, host species, gastrointestinal parasites (helminths) and gut microbiota (bacteria) in natural environments.


Main goals of the project are:

- to better understand the IMPACT of HUMAN ACTIVITIES on MICRO-BIODIVERSITY;

- to identify whether such putative changes could have an EFFECT on WILDLIFE HEALTH;

- to develop new INDICES estimating host health;

- to inform and improve CONSERVATION STRATEGIES.

Latest releases

GUT biota indices: a new tool for WILD animal conservation

Read the full article Microorganisms and parasites help identify conservation status of endangered primates