12 May 2016
Microbiomes: Our humble overlords
Microbes drive almost every food chain on Earth, using just about anything for energy and interacting with one another in countless ways. But how on Earth do they work?
In the seas, in the soil, on our skin, in our gut – even in sewage treatment plants –microbes play pivotal roles in health and disease. To decipher how they work and how they influence each other, their hosts and the environment, scientists throughout the world are sharing and comparing vast amounts of information, all supported by EMBL-EBI. Read more