ERC Proof of Concept - PB3P

Project completed

Combining the results from the PreBiomics Beta Program, the PB3P project leveraged high-throughput metagenomics to explore the microbial diversity within the oral samples.

In the PB3P project, we isolated 100 bacterial colonies associated with Fusobacterium nucleatum, a key player in the development of peri-implant diseases. We managed to identify clear microbial signatures of healthy, mucositis and peri-implantitis implants, with the latest mainly composed of PiRC™ species and new uncharacterized ones. Using the reconstructed and isolated genomes, we further expanded the F. nucleatum phylogenetic tree composed of 5 different subspecies of which we characterized the antibiotic profiles and the presence of virulence factors.

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