Microbiome research for a sustainable, healthy and safe food system

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Microbiome research for a sustainable, healthy and safe food system

MicrobiomeSupport consortium is inviting you to a side event of the FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022

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About this event

Microbiomes, communities of microorganisms in a specific habitat and their functional traits, play a key role in maintaining life on Earth by providing a range of essential ecosystem services. They are indispensable for the functioning and health of plants, animals and humans. The huge potential of microbiomes to improve food systems along the complete chain of production and strengthen the circular biobased economy is just beginning to be understood and brought into action. The MicrobiomeSupport consortium has analysed gaps and elaborated recommendations to successfully seize the opportunities of microbiome innovations to support the transition to sustainable and healthier agri-food systems.


2:00 – 2:15 Tanja Kostic (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology): Paving the Microbiome Way for Improved Food Systems – MicrobiomeSupport legacy

2:15 – 2:30 Annelein Meisner (Wageningen University & Research): Future-proof microbiome research needs a systems approach

2:30 – 2:45 Yolanda Sanz (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC): Regulatory framework requirements to support the implementation of microbiome innovations

2:45 – 3:00 Martin Wagner (Austrian Competence Centre for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation, FFoQSI): Educational needs in microbiome R&D landscape

3:00 – 3:20 Emmanuelle Maguin (National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, INRAe): Strategic R&I agendas for future microbiome activities and applications

3:20 – 3:35 Lene Lange (LL-BioEconomy) Improved food security and health by using microbiome insight in the valorisation of residues and side-streams

3:35 – 4:00 Discussion

Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT) and the MicrobiomeSupport Consortium (https://www.microbiomesupport.eu/project-partners/). This policy describes the types of personal information AIT may collect from you, the purposes for which we use the information, the circumstances in which we may share the information and the steps that we take to safeguard the information to protect your privacy.

The personal data we collect and why

In the online registration form, we collect your contact/affiliation data for the purpose of registering you for the defined meeting and/or workshop. This data will be stored until the completion of the MicrobiomeSupport project. During meetings/workshops you will be photographed/filmed/recorded. The photos/recordings may be used in both printed and digital form, in various channels where AIT and MicrobiomeSupport Consortium disseminate information about their activities. If you do not want to be photographed/filmed/recorded, please notify the photographer, an AIT employee or a member of the MicrobiomeSupport Consortium so that we can respect your choice. The images/recordings will be used for a maximum of 5 years.

Use and disclosure of your personal data

We will use the personal information provided in the registration form to process your registration, communicate with you and obtain your feedback regarding the conference. In doing so, your information may be transferred among project partners (within countries that provide an adequate level of data protection) and exchanged with the European Commission (for the accounting purposes only).

Your Rights

You have the right to obtain information about the personal data stored about you. You also have the right to demand the rectification or erasure of the data. The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your data under certain circumstances and the right to data portability. You also have the right to object to the processing of your data. If your data are processed on the basis of your consent, you may withdraw this consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of 5 processing based on consent before its withdrawal. If you are of the opinion that the processing of your data violates data protection laws you may lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority (www.dsb.gv.at). If you wish to exercise your rights, please contact us at info@microbiomesupport.eu.

Controlling your personal data contact details and further information

Information about your privacy rights as well as the contact details of AIT’s Data Protection Officer can be found at https://www.ait.ac.at/en/disclaimer-data-protection. Contact person for any questions related to the workshop and registration process: Tanja Kostic, tanja.kostic@ait.ac.at.