Microbiome Regulation of the Host Mitochondrial Genome (2024–2028)

This project aims to describe newly discovered processes by which bacteria that reside in the gut of an animal influences host mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell. Using advanced genetic and molecular methodologies, this project aims to generate new knowledge on improving mitochondrial function as well as advance our understanding of the emerging field of microbiome research. Expected outcomes include a novel and universal technology platform in which to engineer small molecules and probiotics to improve mitochondrial health and enhance fitness in a range of animals. This should provide significant benefits, through both scientifically relevant outcomes and economic benefits through technological advancements.
Grant type:
ARC Future Fellowships
Funded by:
Australian Research Council