World Microbiome Day 27 June 2020

On World Microbiome Day microbes are celebrated, all around the world and international microbiome researchers are introduced to the public to raise awareness of the vibrant and diverse world of microbes.

Microorganisms (e.g. bacteria, fungi, viruses, archaea, etc) can be found everywhere in and on plants, animals, water, soil, food and humans. Within each of those habitats, microorganisms live together in communities called microbiomes. Microbiomes have an effect on (amongst others) human health; therefore, scientists are exploring how these communities of organisms co-exist with each other, with us and our environment.

The 2020 World Microbiome Day theme is ‘Diversity’-celebrating diversity of microbes, microbiome habitats, diets to feed and fuel microbiomes and the diversity among microbiome researchers.

In June 2021, the GROWTH researchers are planning to organize a public symposium as a World Microbiome Event. More news during Spring 2021.