HMP

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has initiated the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) with the mission of generating resources enabling comprehensive characterization of the human microbiota and analysis of its role in human health and disease.

Within the body of a healthy adult, microbial cells are estimated to out number human cells by a factor of ten to one. These communities, however, remain largely unstudied, leaving almost entirely unknown their influence upon human development, physiology, immunity, and nutrition. To take advantage of recent technological advances and to develop new ones, the NIH Roadmap has initiated the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) with the mission of generating resources enabling comprehensive characterization of the human microbiota and analysis of its role in human health and disease.

You can download and print a list of available strains (365 KB/.pdf). Find the ATCC cultures referenced in the project by using the search feature on the ATCC website.