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The scope of this year's call is:        The Geriatric Microbiome


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The Geriatric Microbiome

The gut microbiota undergoes extensive changes across the lifespan; age-related processes may influence its composition and its related metabolic alterations.  Increasing evidence suggests that the gut microbiome lies at the core of many age-associated changes, including immune system dysregulation and susceptibility to disease.  The new GGGH call is focused on the geriatric gut microbiome. We are seeking proposals which go beyond findings of gut microbiome composition in the elderly to address downstream functional pathways, metabolites, and mechanisms of action, offering possible explanations regarding age-related processes.


The full guidelines for applicants are available here:
GGGH Cycle Five Guidelines for Applicants

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Please note that you are also expected to warrant that you have shared the GGGH pro forma funding agreement with your institution's funding office and received in principle approval, that requires no more than minor changes.
The funding agreement is available here:
GGGH Cycle Five Funding Agreement

The full terms and conditions of entry can be downloaded here:
GGGH Cycle Five Terms & Conditions


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