PIG-PARADIGM is organized into four research pillars: three biological pillars entitled "Host", "Microbiome", "Nutrition" and a "Data Integration" pillar.


Each of these pillars is led by dedicated scientists from esteemed institutions including Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, Aalborg University, Wageningen University & Research, and University of California, Davis. Through close collaboration and synergistic efforts, these experts ensure optimal teamwork. 

The Host and Microbiome Pillars will obtain samples from a large cohort study with pigs in a commercial production system, whereas the Nutrition Pillar conducts diverse studies utilizing pigs housed in university experimental facilities. The Data Integration pillar amalgamates all generated data from the other three pillars to study the intestinal pig microbiome in depth.