Archaea for Human Health

ERC Proof of Concept

Beside Bacteria and fungi, Archaea, the "third domain of life" have been described as a stable component of the human microbiome. Yet, only few archaea have so far been isolated from humans.

The project aims to demonstrate that a fundamentally new product, derived from archaea, revolutionizing current standards of treatments for human health, can be developed from our initial breakthrough achievement, the cultivation of these archaea. The benefits of using archaea derived from human bodies, promise a sustainable, safe and beneficial treatment in the future.

Duration: 01.02.2024-31.07.2025

Funding agency: European Research Council (ERC): 101138959

Project leader: Christa Schleper

Participants: Melina Kerou, Ülkü Perier

Archaea for Human Health