MMHP: Million Microbiomes from Humans Project

The Million Microbiomes from Humans Project (MMHP) was officially launched at the 14th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-14). Scientists from China, Sweden, Denmark, France, and Latvia agreed to collaborate on a large-scale microbial metagenomic project, aiming to sequence and analyze one million samples from the intestine, mouth, skin, reproductive tract, and other organs in the next three to five years to construct a microbiome map of the human body and build the world's largest database of the human microbiome.

The White Paper now openly available for download below, provides an overview of this project.

White paper
MMHP: Million Microbiomes from Humans Project
Founding members of the project

The project was jointly initiated by the Karolinska Institute of Sweden, Shanghai National Clinical Research Center for Metabolic Diseases in China; the University of Copenhagen, Denmark; the Technical University of Denmark; MetaGenoPolis at the Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’alimentation et l’Environnement (INRAE), France; the Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre, Institute of Clinical and Preventive Medicine, University of Latvia; and BGI Research, Shenzhen, P.R. China.

We welcome worldwide requests for participation; please download the proposal template, see below.

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Founding members of the project
What we offer
  • MGI's DNBSEQ™ metagenomic sequencing
  • Super computing platform
  • Safe data sharing policy
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What we offer
Member Organizations(Open for collaboration)
Karlinska Institutet
Maastricht UMC
Umeå University