The Human Gut Microbiome Atlas (HGMA) is a program that aims to analyse the human microbiome data from human oral and gut samples obtained from several disease and healthy cohorts by integration of metagenomics and other omics data using systems biology.
All the data in the knowledge resource is open access to allow scientists both in academia and industry to freely access the data for exploration of the human microbiome. The HGMA focusing on a Pan-metagenomics association study can be explored on species, geographical and disease-levels.
The open access atlas will be updated routinely with the new publicly available gut metagenomics data, including the data from the recently announced one million microbiome project which will provide a comprehensive open access metagenomics data from multiple research centres. In this context, in-depth analysis of the impact of the gut microbiome on health and disease will be used to facilitate future studies to reveal the key role of the gut microbiome in human well-being.
The first version of the HGMA is developed in collaboration between researchers in SciLifeLab (Sweden), King´s College London (UK) and INRAE (France).
The project was mainly funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Biotechnology Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) EP/S001301/1, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Erling Persson Foundation.