Tolerating Intolerances: Life with a sensitive stomach

Introduction In search of data to add to our Microbiome collection, we have recently attended several events where researchers mentioned the connection of gut microbiota with human health and disease. This has been particularly useful in understanding how a microbiota-friendly diet can play a significant ...

Microbiome Forum in Amsterdam: some glimpses

Introduction As part of the Repositive team, I have recently attended the Microbiome forum in Amsterdam, that brought together academic, clinical and industrial researchers as well as business developers. In her previous post, Charlotte has already explained why studying microbiome is becoming more and more ...

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 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 our gut, and the microbiome (a special case of metagenome) is ...