50189456911_4b058d5e45_o

 

Photo Credit: Health worker screening samples for blood parasites, in Rwanda. ©Global Microbiome Conservancy / Photo by C. Corzett

A Global Team of Researchers

The Global Microbiome Conservacy (GMbC) consortium is an independent network of accomplished researchers dedicated to expanding our understanding of the human microbiome and the practice of inclusive science.

GMbC Map 0427

Radically Expanding Our View of the Microbiome

Microbiome science has the potential to transform our understanding of human health but current research is narrowly focused on Western, industrialized populations. The GMbC consortium fills a crucial gap in knowledge and scientific leadership by collecting samples and data from underrepresented regions. To date, the consortium has collected and shared microbiome diversity derived from the stool samples of 1,200+ participants from over 30 previously unrepresented communities around the world.

M+M_crop1

Leadership and Operations

The Global Microbiome Conservancy is an academic research network led by Mathieu Groussin, PhD and Mathilde Poyet, PhD who run a joint laboratory at Kiel University. Groussin and Poyet also serve as co-chairs of the Scientific and Ethics Advisory Board (SEAB) of the GMbC program at OpenBiome.

GMbC consortium members collaborate to advance microbiome research capacity and knowledge while also indepdently pursuing their own academic activities including leading scientific studies and fundraising.

Collecting and Sharing Microbiome Diversity

The GMbC consortium has built an independent, globally representative collection of healthy human microbiome materials and data, with primary samples, bacterial isolates, and derivatives to enable functional and mechanistic research.

50188939583_4a5d157b94_o

 

Photo Credit: GMbC team processing stool samples in an improvised laboratory by a Bedik village in southeastern Senegal. ©Global Microbiome Conservancy / Photo by F. Rondon

A Global Community of Scientists

The GMbC consortium is made up of the following researchers from:

Argentina

Ana Binetti

Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe

Gabriel Vinderola

Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe

Brazil

Ana Paula Schaan

Federal University of Para, Belem

Ă‚ndrea Ribeiro dos Santos

Federal University of Para, Belem

Cameroon

Vanessa Juimo

L’Institut de recherche pour le développement, Yaoundé

Alain Fezeu

L’Institut de recherche pour le développement, Yaoundé

Canada

Jesse Shapiro

University of Montreal, Montreal

Catherine Girard

University of Montreal, Montreal

Central African Republic

Ernest Lango-Yaya

Université de Bangui

Denmark

Ainara Sistiaga

University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen

Ethiopia

Tamrat Abebe

Addis Ababa University School of Medicine, Addis Ababa

Finland

Jenni Lehtimäki

University of Helsinki, Helsinki

Tommi Vatanen

University of Helsinki, Helsinki

France

Laure SĂ©gurel

Musée de l’Homme, Paris

Alain Froment

Musée de l’Homme, Paris

Ghana

Yaw Asante Awuku

University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences, Cape Coast

Mary K Yeboah Afihene

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi

Adwoa Agyei

School of Medicine and Dentistry College of Health Sciences, Accra

Indonesia

Nasrum Massi

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine Hasanuddin University, Makassar

Agussalim Bukkari

Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine Hasanuddin University, Makassar

Iraq

Khalid Ibrahim

Biology Department, Faculty of Science. University of Zakho

CĂ´te d'Ivoire

Souleymane Cisse

Centre de Ressources Biologiques Institut Pasteur de Côte d’Ivoire

Edwige Kouadio Ayebe

Centre de Ressources Biologiques Institut Pasteur de Côte d’Ivoire

Malaysia

Fatimah Ibrahim

Centre for Innovation in Medical Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Tan Maw Pin

University of Malaya, Malaysia

Yvonne Ai Lian Lim

Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Mali

Seydou Doumbia

University of Bamako, Bamako

Nepal

Dibesh Karmcharya

Center for Molecular Dynamics, Kathmandu

Nigeria

Charles Onyekwere

Lagos State University College of Medicine, Lagos

Pakistan

Muhammad Imran

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad

Rwanda

John Rusine

National Reference Laboratory, Kigali

Ivan E Mwikarago

National Reference Laboratory, Kigali

Senegal

Awa Deme

Aristide Le Dantec Hospital, Dakar

Daouda Ndiaye

Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar

Aida Sadikh Badiane

Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar

Sweden

Amelie Plymoth

Karolinska Institutet

Yvonne Nartey

Karolinska Institutet

Tanzania

Audax Mabulla

University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam

Shani Mangola Msafir Sigwazi

Thailand

Ratha-korn Vilaichone

Thammasat University Hospital, Bangkok

Varocha Mahachai

Clulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Uganda

Joseph Ngonzi

Mbarara University of Science and Technology

United States

Sean Gibbons

Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle

Christopher Corzett

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Roger Summons

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Lisa Bebell

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Mary Noel

Chief Dull Knife College, Lame Deer

Eric Alm

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lewis Roberts

Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Lee Soo Ching

National Institute of Health

Kenneth Valles

Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Help us build a world where the full potential of the microbiome radically improves health for all

Scroll To Top