metaomicsA gram of soil or a milliliter of water contains ~106-109 microbial cells, and there are more microbial cells in a human body than human cells. Moreover, it is now known that many pathogens in one community interact with each other and the process leading to disease is influenced or even driven by these interactions. Meta-Omics research enables researchers to investigate the impact of the microbial community on the persistence, transmission and evolution of pathogens, and to gain the knowledge of biotic and abiotic factors that interfere expression of pathogenesis.

Metagenomic Sequencing
Metatranscriptomic Sequencing

Customer Testimonials:

“BGI has demonstrated incredible enthusiasm and resources in terms of sequencing capacity, technical development, and informatics expertise. The EMP is the largest sequencing project ever undertaken, and BGI is the biggest player in global sequencing so their participation is essential. BGI’s commitment to scientific excellence makes them an ideal choice for developing a project of this scale.”
Jack A. Gilbert, Ph.D., project director of Earth Microbiome Project and professor of University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory