Academic profile of the Collaborative Research Centre
To achieve such an integrated view on the metaorganism, our consortium will focus on three main themes:

  • A) Evolution and Ecology,
  • B) Recognition and Communication,
  • C) Function and Life History.

Novel insights into above topics have already been obtained by the members of the CRC. Our consortium is thus in an ideal position to join forces to deepen our understanding of the metaorganism and validate our findings across the different model systems. In summary, the CRC “Origin and Function of Metaorganisms” will focus on a research field of high current interest, namely the evolutionary dynamics within metaorganisms and the molecular interactions involved.