MASTER takes a global approach to the development of concrete microbiome products, foods/feeds, services or processes with high commercial potential, which will benefit society through improving the quantity, quality and safety of food, across multiple food chains (marine, plant, soil, rumen, meat, brewing, vegetable waste, and fermented foods). This will be achieved through mining microbiome data relating to the food chain, developing big data management tools to identify inter-relations between microbiomes across food chains, and generating applications which promote sustainability, circularity and contribute to waste management and climate change mitigation. It will tackle microbiome knowledge to significantly enhance the health and resilience of fish, plants, soil, animals and humans, improve professional skills and competencies, and support the creation of new jobs in the food sector and bioeconomy. One of the MASTER work packages (WP5) focuses on technologies that support microbiome application for sustainable food systems. Specifically, tasks will concentrate on:


I. Develop, optimize, standardize and validate technologies, analytical tools and targeted reference databases for microbiome analysis and pathogen detection in foods.

II. Develop long-term databases, tools and resources that will support the food-chain industry using the standardized developed tools (quantitative taxonomic profiles, functional potential profiles, strain modelling, and metagenomics assembly data) and cross referenced with the relevant metadata retrieved from publicly available data.