Coding for the microbiome and microbial genomics

MicroBioCode is a home for the microbial bioinformatics community at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). It's not only a guide to the software, pipelines, and databases developed by the community, but also a place for educational resources generated by the researchers exploring the boundaries of the human microbiome and microbial genomics.

MicroBioCode is supported by the PennCHOP Microbiome Program. The PennCHOP Microbiome Program was founded in 2015 to support human microbiome research at Penn, CHOP and abroad. At Penn, the program is comprised of a gnotobiotic mouse core, a microbial culture and metabolomics core, a biobanking core, a high-throughput screening core, and a human intervention core. The CHOP Microbiome Center is the component of the program at CHOP, and supports DNA sequencing and bioinformatics services. MicroBioCode is also partnered with the CHOP Microbial Archive and Cryo-Collection (CHOP microbialARC), which provides access to thousands of bacterial strains.