NENUN - Nordic Environmental NUcleotide Network
NENUN focuses on:
- quantitative techniques to measure DNA and mRNA of functional genes or species-specific genes in environmental samples
- high throughput sequencing technologies to help assess microbial diversity and advance environmental transcriptomics
These focus areas are of major future importance in environmental assessment, but are currently being tested and utilised at only a few places in Scandinavia.
NENUN will help develop efficient use of established expensive equipment and infrastructure. The network will also support travel cost for Ph.D. students that work across network partners, who can be ambassadors for a Scandinavian molecular microbial ecologists internationally by visiting research groups abroad.