The MASTER plan: Microbiome applications for sustainable food systems through technologies and enterprise

June 18, 2020

Organized in collaboration with

MASTER EU project




Paul Cotter, Co-ordinator of the EU Innovation Action, MASTER Head of Department, Food Biosciences, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Cork, Ireland


MASTER is an EU funded project (€12 million budget), the overall aim of which is to take a global approach to the development of concrete microbiome products (strains, strain mixtures, modulators, kits), foods/feeds, services (bioinformatics analysis, HTS) or processes (standard operating procedures, fermentations, testing in real-time of all microbes in a sample,) with high commercial potential, which will benefit society through improving the quantity, quality and safety of food, across multiple food chains, to include marine, plant, soil, rumen, meat, brewing, fruit and vegetable waste, and fermented foods.

The project commenced in January 2019 and during this webinar, its co-ordinator, Prof Paul Cotter, will provide an update on MASTER and MASTER-related activities.



Introduction by Kellye Eversole

Presentation by Paul Cotter