National citizen contribution to microbiome science




National citizen contribution to microbiome science with the ambition of defining the heterogeneity of healthy gut microbiomes within the French population, the environmental and lifestyle factors impacting them, as well as their deviations seen in chronic diseases (cancers, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism spectrum disorders, diabetes, obesity, Crohn’s disease, ….)

Voluntary participation of 100,000 French citizens, healthy subjects or patients, members or not of large cohorts and national networks

The French Gut will be part of a large international project called Million Microbiome of Humans Project (MMHP) , which aims to build the world’s largest database of human microbiota and analyse 1 million samples

INRAE is the project lead. MetaGenoPolis is at the heart of the project. A consortium led by INRAE is being set up, bringing together public (APHP, INSERM) and private partners


Officially launched on October 26th, 2019 at the 14th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-14)

MGP is a founding member of MMHP

MGP participes to MMHP by bringing 100,000 French gut metagenomes

Analyze 1 million microbial samples from intestines, mouth, skin, reproductive tract…

Draw a microbiome map of the human body

Build the world’s largest database of human microbiome

Solid data foundation for microbiome research

Explore the potential of the microbiome to help people live better lives

International microbiome research program:

Karolinska Institute of Sweden
Shanghai National Clinical Research Center for Metabolic Diseases in China
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Technical University of Denmark
MetaGenoPolis at the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRAE), France
Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre
Shenzhen BGI Research

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