EBI Metagenomics – an open resource for the analysis, archiving and exploration of metagenomic datasets

Special thanks to Alex Mitchell, the content and curation coordinator for the InterPro and EBI Metagenomics databases, for writing this guest blog post The term ‘metagenomics’ describes the simultaneous analysis of the collective genomes of microbes present in a sample from a given environment, such ...

The Human Microbiome Project Datasets

Special thanks to Kemi Ifeonu for co-ordinating this blog post The Human Microbiome Project (HMP) was established by the NIH Common Fund in 2008, to generate resources that would enable the comprehensive characterization of the human microbiome and help us understand its role in human ...

Moving to human microbiome data

A metagenome is the genome of the microbiome, which is a collection of microorganisms found in a particular ecosystem. For example, the human gut microbiota is the collection of all the 'good and bad' bacteria that reside in your gut, and the metagenome is the ...