Supported by a generous gift from the Neil & Anna Rasmussen Foundation

Initial effort

Prior to founding the Conservancy, we built an initial collection of over 7,600 gut bacterial isolates and genomes from a healthy & urban North American population, representing the most comprehensive bacterial isolate library to date.

The Global Microbiome Library

From our preliminary global campaign, we have collected, preserved and sequenced the whole genome of about 8,000 bacterial strains from individuals living in under-represented populations in Artic regions, and East and Central Africa. We will be posting specific isolate information here soon.