Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has developed a reputation as one of the UK’s leading modern higher education institutions. In 2017, NTU was awarded the prestigious Times Higher Education University of the Year Award and achieved a TEF gold standard for their teaching quality. They were also named the Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, and University of the Year 2019 in The Guardian University Awards.
NTU has established a new Antimicrobial Resistance, Omics and Microbiota (AROM) research theme to establish the university as a centre for excellence in the microbiome field within the UK and Europe.
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Main tasks in the project
NTU undertakes shotgun metagenomics associated with WP4. This work involves extracting DNA from 1000–1200 faecal samples, assessing DNA quality and quantity, sending DNA for metagenomic sequencing, and downstream processing of metagenomic sequence data to deliver usable taxonomic and functional outputs for researchers in other WPs.