The first subproject “Perspectives on Metaorganisms” develops a comprehensive communication platform that displays the science and the people involved in the metaorganism research field, making their complex research questions accessible to the general public. Building upon existing (video-) content from the 1st funding phase, these topics will then be cast into a web- and multimedia-based narrative format that delivers a bigger and more profound picture, telling the underlying “story” of the host-microbe research field, thus making it accessible and comprehensible to non-experts.
Based upon elements that were collected during the first funding phase allows for a new topic-driven assembly or montage of the content, forming the basis for a number of different and complementing narrative chapters. The narrative chapters will cover a broad range of content from technological breakthroughs as the door opener to an entirely new research field, the ever-increasing speed in genome sequencing, for example, has opened up the ability to disseminate host-microbe interactions on a molecular and genetic level or the translational potential of microbiome research for future therapies, to name just a few. A first chapter is currently under development and will be published soon.