Picture of wheat field by Jesper Cairo WestergaardPhoto: Jesper Cairo Westergaard

Microbiome Assisted Triticum Resilience In X-dimensions (The MATRIX)

MATRIX is a part of the Collaborative Crop Resilience Program (CCRP), together with the projects INTERACT and InRoot, all funded by the Novo Nordic Foundation. In the MATRIX, new microbiome-assisted approaches combined with deep-learning and modelling will be used to quantitatively and predictably improve crop resilience management strategies.

We will zoom in on the taxonomic diversity and functional potential of the wheat flag leaf microbiome. Which key microbes are involved in plant protection against biotic and abiotic stress? Combined with machine learning, this allows us to predict microbiome-related changes and their effect on crop resilience and productivity under climate change scenarios.
















Internal participants

Name Title Phone E-mail
Jan H. Christensen Professor +45 353-32456 E-mail
Lars Hestbjerg Hansen Professor +45 287-52053 E-mail
Svend Christensen Head of Department +45 51 48 94 21 E-mail


Project Leader: Lars Hestbjerg Hansen.
M: lhha@plen.ku.dk.
Ph: +45 2875 2053

Project Manager: Leise Riber.
M: lriber@plen.ku.dk.
Ph: +45 4022 0068

Funded by:

This project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (Grant number: NNF19SA0059348).

Project: MATRIX
Project start: 1 Oct 2019
6 years