World Microbiome Day is fast approaching. The theme this year is Sustainability with a focus on how microbes can contribute to a sustainable future. The aim is to celebrate all things microbial, introduce international microbiome researchers to the public and, invite the public and industry professionals to share their thoughts and activities with the microbiome community. Overall, the day will raise awareness of the vibrant and diverse world of microbes that is all around us.
In the run up to World Microbiome Day (WMD) on the 27th June, SIMBA project partners have been busy promoting their research and results at events and conferences all around Europe. This year, SIMBA is also involved in the Horizon Results Booster Programme, alongside a cluster of four other H2020 projects: CIRCLES, MASTER, HOLOFOOOD and the CSA project MicrobiomeSupport.
As part of this collaboration, the cluster named #Microbiomes4Life, launched a social media campaign to promote the importance of microbiomes and the impact research in this field will have on EU citizens. With support from the Horizon Booster Programme, the Twitter campaign has been running throughout June and will culminate on WMD. The booster programme has been a unique and valuable opportunity for the cluster, and collaborations will continue long after the programme has ended.
If you would like more information on WMD you can check out the website here. For more information on the #Microbiomes4Life cluster or on how SIMBA is using microbiomes to provide nutrition and food security for European citizens, head on over to the SIMBA website and find out more today!
Highlights from the #Microbiomes4Life social media campaign: