WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and SAN DIEGO, Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Microsetta Initiative, a research project led by a team at the University of California, San Diego in partnership with Danone Nutricia Research — the research and innovation division of Danone North America’s global parent company, Danone S.A. — is recruiting hundreds of U.S. citizen scientists to map their gut microbiome.…
This project brings together scientists from Danone Nutricia Research and the CMI to conduct the largest international citizen science program, in order to better understand the connection between diet and the gut microbiome. Our partnership will allow us to engage hundreds of citizen scientists from around the world in the gut microbiome revolution, described as ‘the next frontier in healthcare’. Because of the high variability in the gut microbiome composition among individuals, we need big data through the recruitment of several cohorts across many geographical regions to enable a full mapping of the gut microbiome and measure the effect of diet. This project uses standardized sampling and the latest sequencing technology implemented in the American Gut Project/Microsetta Initiative platform to enroll and assess the dietary profiles and gut microbial composition of a wide range of citizen scientists internationally.
San Diego, Calif., January 31, 2019 – Danone Nutricia Research and the University of California San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) have joined forces to advance the understanding of the connection between the diet and human gut thanks to The Human Diets & Microbiome Initiative (THDMI). The ambition of THDMI is to address 2…
Center for Microbiome Innovation
Andrew Bartko, Ph.D.
Professor of Practice
Nicole Litwin, Ph.D., Franck Lejzerowicz, Ph.D., Alex Richter, MSc., Brittanie Collinsworth
Rob Knight, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Bioengineering, and Computer Science and Engineering
Daniel McDonald, Ph.D., Edgar Diaz, Katharine Gilbert
Danone Nutricia Research
Director of Innovation, Science & Nutrition
Aghilas Zouaoui, Agnes Méheust, MSc., Aurélie Cotillard, Ph.D., Diane L’Heureux-Bouron, Ph.D. Florent Schäfer, MSc., Hana Koutnikova, Ph.D., Julien Tap, Ph.D., Laetitia Demaretz, MSc., Marie Poupin, Matthieu Pichaud, Ph.D., Muriel Derrien, Ph.D., Nathalie Hanet, Ph.D., Patrick Veiga, Ph.D., Silvia Miret-Catalan, Ph.D., Soline Chaumont, MSc.
Diana Gutierrez Lopez, Bryn Taylor, Justin Shaffer, Amira Pierucci-Lagha, Ph.D., Bénédicte Monnerie, Gérald Neveu, Marion Poirel