One Health: Cascading, microbially mediated health
"One Health" is an inter-faculty initiative funded by the University of Bern. Established in February 2018, it deals with the relationship between environmental, animal and human well-being by means of a multidisciplinary approach. Experts from the Faculties of Natural Sciences, Vetsuisse and Medicine and external staff from the Universities of Vienna and Kiel are jointly investigating a new, highly relevant aspect of "One Health": Cascading, microbially mediated health.
This will improve our understanding of the health relationships between soils, plants, animals and humans as well as our handling of microbial interfaces and contribute to sustainable health management in a changing environment.