Two Nature papers, over a dozen PLoS papers, and additional work from our group in Nature Methods and Genome Biology has been released by the Human Microbiome Project, with much positive coverage. Many, many thanks and congratulations to the (literally!) hundreds of researchers responsible for the Project, and for the positive feedback we've already received from so many sources.
My group's honored to be one of the representatives of the HMP Consortium, and all of these publications are the work of hundreds of people over multiple years. Science takes a village these days, and none of these publications would have been possible without hard work from dozens of groups around the country. There are several folks here in the lab who did the real work:
Although I could list dozens of collaborators in the project and the microbiome generally that it's been tremendously fun to work with, just those here in Boston include:
- Dirk Gevers at the Broad Institute, who's the single person who really made the HMP's analysis happen!
- Wendy Garrett here at HSPH, who (among many equally amazing things) feeds mice yogurt.
- Jacques Izard and Katherine Lemon at the Forsyth Institute.
- Ramnik Xavier and Andrew Chan at MGH.
- Sue Huse, since Woods Hole is sort of like Boston, but in a much prettier location on the Cape.
And finally, the five major centers in the HMP really carried the project:
- Joe Petrosino and the team at the Baylor College of Medicine.
- Bruce Birren at the Broad Institute nearby.
- George Weinstock, Erica Sodergren, Makedonka Mitreva, and many others at The Genome Institute at Washington University.
- Karen Nelson, Barb Methe, and a large group at the J. Craig Venter Institute
Want to know more about the science instead of my lists of names and thanks? Check out the papers!