About the Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics
A new Center of excellence to study how interaction between genes and microbes determine biological evolution. The Center is directed by Professor Tom Gilbert.
In this video Professor and Center director Tom Gilbert introduces Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics and our hologenomic approach. The presentation 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?