Genomes of cultured human gut bacteria

Host-Microbiota Interactions Laboratory

The Host-Microbiota Interactions Lab explores the relationship between humans and their microbiome- the community of microorganisms that live on and in us. The team focusses on gut bacteria and viruses and their influence in long-term growth, development and disease resistance of children from Westernized and Low- and Middle-Income countries.


We have cultured, isolated and whole-genome sequenced over 800 genomes representing nearly 300 bacterial species from the human gut.


A human gut bacterial genome and culture collection for improved metagenomic analyses Download
Culturing of ‘unculturable’ human microbiota reveals novel taxa and extensive sporulation Download

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Data use

This sequencing centre plans on publishing the completed and annotated sequences in a peer-reviewed journal as soon as possible. Permission of the principal investigator should be obtained before publishing analyses of the sequence/open reading frames/genes on a chromosome or genome scale. See our data sharing policy.