Microflora Danica is a large 4-year project aiming to describe the microbiome of Denmark, ending in 2022. Our ambition is to discover and characterize the microbial diversity across all parts and habitats of Denmark.
Identification of life is essential to our understanding of the world. Traditionally, the focus has been on objects we can recognize with our eyes, such as plants and animals. However, in the last decades it has become evident that microorganisms, small cells invisible to the naked eye, are involved in all aspects of our lives. From making us sick or keeping us healthy, to climate change and sustainable biotechnology production.
Globally, large efforts are also ongoing to investigate microbial diversity, with the Earth Microbiome Project being the flagship initiative. In this project, we have also teamed up with the Earth Microbiome Project to provide analysis of a set of globally representative samples. This will ensure the international part of the project and sharing of ideas across the projects.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have samples that could contribute to elucidate the Microbiome of Denmark.