Who we are

An ecosystem of scientists, experts and innovators to bring our experience to your microbiome project

  • OUR STORY

    INRAE center dedicated to human and animal microbiome research

  • CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY

    A world-wide reference for standard operating protocols

  • SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE

    A world-leading interdisciplinary team with discoveries published in top journals

  • OUR COLLABORATIONS

    Partnerships are the driving force for the translation of our discoveries

OUR STORY

INRAE center of human and animal microbiome research

MetaGenoPolis (MGP) is an INRAE center of metagenomics expertise in human and animal gut microbiome research.
In collaboration with industry, academia and clinics, MGP conceives and implements projects tailored to the partner’s need.

PIA laureate : Pre-industrial Demonstrator
• 19 M€ grant (2012-2019)
• 5.7 M€ grant (2020-2025)

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY

MetaGenoPolis (certified ISO 9001) offers a State-of-the-art equipment for biobanking, DNA extraction, sequencing, screening, bioinformatics, and data visualization. Most of this equipment is fully automatized.

Software and automation technologies not available elsewhere. Internationally benchmarked methods

Alexandre Cavezza, PhD - Executive director of MGP

A revolutionary scientific approach exploring the billions of bacteria in the human intestine to reveal how and to what extent they affect human health

  • 60,000

    samples with valuable information stored through a leading biobank

  • ISO 9001

    High throughput tools to characterize Microbiome and its biological function

  • MILLION GENES

    Reference catalogues for a high resolution microbiome analysis

SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE

+100 publications in metagenomics
17 major publications these last 9 years….

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OUR COLLABORATIONS

  • INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS

  • START-UPS

  • STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

EUROPEAN ACADEMIC PROJECTS

- 2008-2012 : MetaHIT (Human Intestinal Tract)
- 2010-2014 : EvoTAR (Antibiotic resistance)
- 2012-2017 : MetaCardis (Cardiometabolic)
- 2018-2023 : HomoSymbiosus (Symbiosis)
- 2018-2024 : GEMMA (Autism)
- 2018-2025 : MicrobPredict (Liver diseases)

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