Program Snapshot

HMP logoThe Common Fund's Human Microbiome Project (HMP) developed research resources to enable the study of the microbial communities that live in and on our bodies and the roles they play in human health and disease.


By the end of 2017, HMP investigators published over 650 scientific papers that had been cited over 70,000 times. For a list of all papers generated from HMP funding visit our publications page.

Major Consortium Papers*:

Featured Technology Development Papers:

Profiling beyond bacteria:

*The key findings of the second phase of the HMP (iHMP) are due to be published in 2019.

This page last reviewed on March 6, 2019