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The Common Fund's Human Microbiome Project (HMP) is developing 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.


Program Highlights

Related Funding Initiative 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is announcing the release of a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) titled "Exploratory Studies for Delineating Microbiome:  Host Interactions in Obesity, Digestive and Liver Diseases and Nutrition (R21)"


Owen White Receives 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award at Bio-IT World Conference 

The Microbiome: Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)

In this podcast, we hear about studies that are underway to assess the relationships between the environment, the microbiome, and human health.

For more information, contact Lita M Proctor, PhD | Coordinator, Human Microbiome Project | Lita.proctor@nih.gov | (301) 496-4550

 Privacy and the Microbiome

An article published in PNAS  by iHMP grantee Curtis Huttenhower, a computational biologist at the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health, investigated the variability of the human microbiome over time and the potential of the microbiome to uniquely identify individuals within large populations.

The integrative Human Microbiome Project (iHMP): HMP Stage 2

More information about the second stage of the Human Microbiome Project, the iHMP can be found here Exit Disclaimer.  

The three current iHMP projects are: Pregnancy & Preterm Birth Exit DisclaimerInflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Exit Disclaimer and Prediabetes (T2D) Exit Disclaimer.


HMP- generated datasets: Resources created for the scientific community to continue exploring the role of the microbiome on human health & disease

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