About Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics
A new Center of excellence to study how interaction between genes and microbes determine biological evolution. Retelling the story of life through this hologenomic approach. The Center is directed by Professor Tom Gilbert.
"Studying how host genetic variation shapes both which microbes interact with their hosts, and how they affect the host lies at the heart of our hologenomic approach. As such, our approaches are relevant to any research that relates to microbes and their hosts, whether health, biomedicine, animal production or evolutionary biology." Says Professor and Center Director Tom Gilbert. In this video Tom Gilbert introduces Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics and the hologenomic approach. The video was recorded at our first virtual Center Retreat 29.10.2020.
Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics is retelling the story of life.
- WHAT is the relationship between a host’s genome and the functional and taxonomic makeup of its associated microbial metagenome?
- DOES this relationship explain ongoing ecological and evolutionary processes in the host?
- COULD this relationship provide an alternate explanation to some of life’s big transitions?
- HOW have we humans exploited this relationship?