PennCHOP Microbiome Program



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The PennCHOP Microbiome Program is a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to provide a variety of services to researchers engaged in discovery about the human microbiome. Our mission is to understand the human microbiome and alter its properties to improve health.

Today, the microbiome is known to influence the course of numerous diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, autism, and obesity, to name a few. Studies are now expanding to link up microbiome research with myriad areas of basic, translational, and clinical research.

Microbiome research at Penn and CHOP includes analysis of multiple human body sites including gut, airway, and skin. Microbiome studies also have been carried out extensively working with animal models, including germ-free (gnotobiotic) mice. Additional ongoing projects seek to translate insights in microbiome analytical methods to clinical diagnosis.


PennCHOP Microbiome Program Cores

The PennCHOP Microbiome Program consists of six cores that together provide end-to-end solutions for microbiome research. We provide standard fee-for-service and collaborative research arrangements with CHOP, Penn, and external customers.