The Common Fund's Human Microbiome Project (HMP) program (FY2007-2015) aims to develop tools and datasets for the research community for studying the role of these microbes in human health and disease. The first phase of HMP (FY2007-2012) characterized the composition and diversity of microbial communities which inhabit major mucosal surfaces of the human body, including nasal passages, oral cavities, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and urogenital tract, and evaluated the genetic metabolic potential of these communities. The current phase of HMP (FY2013-2015) is focused on the creation of the first integrated dataset of biological properties from both the microbiome and host from cohort studies of microbiome-associated diseases.
NIH Researchers Conduct First Survey of Fungal Diversity on Human Skin
A research team at the NIH, funded in part through the Common Fund Human Microbiome Project, have sequenced and analyzed the DNA of fungi that inhabit skin sites of healthy adults in order to define populations across the skin.
New Findings Lead Scientists to a Better Understanding of an Elusive Microbe and Oral Health
A team of scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) funded by the NIH Common Fund Human Microbiome Project (HMP) have made new discoveries about a microbe that is important in human oral health. Using cutting-edge technology, the team was able to complete full sequencing of the genome from a single cell.
The Human Microbiome (HMP) Strain Repository at BEI resources (managed by the ATCC) currently houses 100 top priority strains available for immediate delivery to researchers and over 400 archived strains. Additionally, 300 strains are in production. There is no cost for the strains or shipping and handling costs associated with requests.
- To view the BEI HMP homepage, click here .
- To view the Human Microbiome Project materials available through BEI Resources, click here.
- To view the Human Microbiome Project materials coming soon to BEI Resources, click here.
- FOR information on Depositing Reagents for the Human Microbiome Project, click here.
- For information on Registering to receive Human Microbiome Reagents, click here.
- For information on Requesting Reagents from the Human Microbiome Project, click here.
Researchers in the HMP are sampling and analyzing the genome of microbes from five sites on the human body: nasal passages, oral cavities, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and urogenital tract.
Access the HMP data:
View the genomes of 100s of HMP reference strains in Gen Bank: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/28331
Order an HMP reference strain:http://www.beiresources.org/
View the HMP BioProjects page at NCBI with sequence and phenotype data: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomeprj/43021
Visit the HMP Data Analysis and Coordination Center (DACC) site: