The Global Microbiome Conservancy Biobank of stool samples
Since 2016, we have collected and preserved 1,400+ microbiome samples from individuals living in under-represented populations in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia (yellow dots on the map). Additional sampling trips will occur soon (blue dots on the map).
The Global Microbiome Conservancy Biobank of bacterial strains
From a first subset of the preserved microbiome samples, we cultured, isolated and sequenced the whole genome of > 10,000 bacterial strains. This collection clusters in 450+ species groups and covers a wide range of bacterial taxa across multiple phyla, including from some groups that are previously considered as unculturable.