Microbiome research is a rapidly developing area of science and innovation seeking to explore and exploit the complex communities of microbes associated with humans, animals, plants and other environments such as soils and oceans.
What is a microbiome?
Over 2016–2017 the Society’s Microbiome Policy Project explored the opportunities and challenges of microbiome research for health, agriculture and food, environment, and biotechnology. Our Unlocking the Microbiome policy report makes recommendations about how researchers, industry, funders, regulators, policy-makers and other stakeholders can collaborate to help progress and translate microbiome research.
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Unlocking the Microbiome Report
Our ‘Unlocking the Microbiome’ report explores the opportunities and challenges of microbiome research for health, agriculture, environment and biotechnology, and makes recommendations for the research community, funders and decision-makers to progress microbiome research and translation.
Explore the links below or contact our Policy Team ([email protected]) for outputs and further information about the project.
Unlocking the Microbiome Launch Event Summary
The Microbiology Society launched the ‘Unlocking the Microbiome’ report on 15 November 2017 at The Royal Society. Read the summary of the event.
Microbiome Expert Working Group and Stakeholder Workshops
The Microbiome Policy Project was informed by a Microbiome Expert Working Group and a series of multidisciplinary workshops that connected different microbiome research stakeholders.