It has become common knowledge that beneficial microorganisms (MOs) can protect their hosts by occupying the ecological niches of pathogens, thereby effectively suppressing them. However, they have much more positive effects through the production of essential substrates, vitamins or pre-cursors and by metabolization of important compounds. Sometimes there are also responsible for the activation of therapeutical compounds e.g. the first step from willow bark salicin to salicylic acid or modulate the activity of anticancer drugs.
acib can help you tapping this microbial potential by:
- Selecting MOs protecting algae/plants from pathogens (biocontrol agents)
- Selecting MOs conveying higher resilience and better growth to algae/plants under abiotic stress conditions (drought, heat, high salinity …)
- Selecting MOs protecting harvested fruits from spoilage
- Investigating the effect of the gut microbiome on transformation of herbal/pharmaceutical compounds
- Investigating the effect of various pharmaceutical or cosmetic compounds on the microbiome of the gut or skin
- Analyse the microbiome of different surroundings (from indoor environments over environmental samples to spacecrafts)
In addition to investigation and selection of MOs acib can also help formulate probiotics, as well as seeding pills for plant-protecting MOs.
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Berg, Prof. Dr. Rudolf Bauer, Prof. Dr. Christine Moissl-Eichinger, Dr. Tomislav Cernava, Dr. Birgit Wassermann
Investments, Joint Research Projects, Contract Research
Technology Readiness Level 1-5
IPR:Will be generated for you as our industrial partner / investor
Microbiome, Biocontrol Agents, Plant Protection, Human gut microbiome, Human skin microbiome, Microbiome biotransformations, Pro-Drug Screenings, Effects on microbial composition