Microbe-related centres and organizations

The Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research is spearheading an effort to compile a list of organizations related to microbes, microbiomes, and microbiology. This list is being continually updated, please contact us if you wish to add your centre or institute to the list.

Inexhaustive list of microbial organizations

Country Parent organization or university Name of organization Link Brief description/goals of organization
Australia University of Queensland Australian Centre for Ecogenomics https://scmb.uq.edu.au/centres-and-institutes/australian-centre-ecogenomics
Working on active research to understand and categorize Australia's microbial communities. 
Austria AMICI Austrian Microbiome Initiative https://www.microbiome.at/en
Non-profit collective that supports microbiome research by connecting scientists and medical institutes.
Austria European Union's Horizon 2020 Microbiome Support https://www.microbiomesupport.eu/
Maintain a worldwide microbe researching community, including the optimization of funding and the increase of public knowledge about microbes.
Austria University of Vienna Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science: Division of Microbial Ecology https://www.microbial-ecology.net
Spearheading research in the field of microbial ecology, including ecophysiology, genomics, and evolution. Also researching interactions between microbes and the environment.
Austria Medical University of Graz Center for Microbiome Research https://www.medunigraz.at/center-for-microbiome-research/
Performs research in areas related to the human microbiome, focusing on the regions of intestines, mouth and skin, as well as its interactions with the microbiomes of the environment
Austria Austrian Institute of Technology The Bioresources Unit of the Center for Health and Bioresources https://www.ait.ac.at/en/research-topics/bioresources
Develop new technologies and tools aimed at increasing the exploitation of plant and microbial resources as well as a more efficient detection of airborne and environmental pathogens.
Austria TU Graz Institute of Molecular Biotechnology https://www.tugraz.at/institute/imbt/institute/mission
Focus on research and development topics related to advances of processes for the Biotechnology industry in Austria and abroad, with foci including microbial strain development, DNA-based markers for disease, and bioinformatics tools.
Austria TU Graz Institute of Environmental Biotechnology https://www.tugraz.at/institute/ubt/home
Focuses on microbiomes and translation of results into new biotechnological concepts for our environment as well as for plant and human health.
Belgium Ghent University Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology http://www.cmet.ugent.be
Specializes in mixed bacterial environments, including applications in healthcare, microbial ecology, and engineering.
Belgium Johnson and Johnson Janssen Pharmaceuticals https://www.janssen.com/human-microbiome-institute/our-vision
Harnessing microbiome science to deliver a spectrum of transformative health solutions that can be effectively applied throughout an individual’s life to not only treat, but prevent, intercept and cure disease.
Brazil Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) Brazilian Collection of Environmental and Industrial Microorganisms (CBMAI) https://www.microbiomesupport.eu/project-partners/universidade-estadual-de-campinas-brazil/
Dedicated to the preservation, storage and distribution of microorganisms and associated information, as well as taxonomic characterization and identification, thus contributing to scientific, technological and industrial development.
Canada Concordia University Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology https://www.concordia.ca/research/casb.html
Develop synthetic biology practices and technologies and apply them to solve emerging needs in environmental protection, sustainable manufacturing, agriculture, food production and drug development
Canada Dalhousie University Integrated Microbiome Resource https://imr.bio/about.html
Provides extensive expertise and knowledge on microbiome sequencing and bioinformatic.
Canada McGill University McGill Centre for Microbiome Research https://www.mcgill.ca/microbiome-research-centre/ Understand the function of microbial ecosystems within humans and how they can be shaped to improve health and mitigate disease.
Canada McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research https://iidr.mcmaster.ca
Study microbe illness, host-pathogen interactions, and potential treatments for various microbe-caused diseases.
Canada McMaster University David Braley Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance https://www.mcmaster-dbcad.com/about
Specialize in finding new antibacterial medications and helping to solve the global antimicrobial resistance crisis.
Canada University of Alberta Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology https://www.ualberta.ca/li-ka-shing-institute-virology/index.html
Research aimed at understanding viruses & other pathogens, their respective disease pathogenesis, and host immune responses. 
Canada University of Calgary International Microbiome Centre https://imc.ucalgary.ca
Investigate microbiomes of humans, animals, plants, and the physical environment, including applications in healthcare and waste management.
Canada University of Regina Institute for Microbial Systems and Society https://www.urimss.ca
Integrates current and emerging sequencing technologies to develop comprehensive approaches for studying the genetic makeup, gene expression, and gene function in microbial organisms and within microbial communities
Canada University of Waterloo Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research This is us! Read more about us by checking out our home and research pages.
Canada University of British Columbia Centre for Microbial Diseases and Immunity Research http://cmdr.ubc.ca
Specialize in mechanisms of microbial pathogens, host defence against these mechanisms (including immunity), and novel approaches to treatment of microbial disease.
Canada Lawson Health Research Institute Canadian Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotic Research https://www.lawsonresearch.ca/research-area/microbiome-probiotics
Championed extensive studies and collaborations in the fields of probiotics, microbiome and next-generation sequencing, including research in female health. 
China Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Microbiology https://english.im.cas.cn/
Carry out basic, strategic and prospective research in the areas of microbial resources, microbial biotechnology and pathogenic microbiology and immunology to meet national needs in industrial upgrading, agricultural development, human health, environmental protection.
China Guangdong Academy of Sciences Guangdong Institute of Microbiology http://english.gdim.cn
A hub for multiple other centres involved in microbiology, this interdisciplinary organization promotes research into a variety of fields related to microbiology, including the human microbiome, environmental microbiology, microbial safety and health, and fungi.
Denmark Aarhus University Institute for Biology: Microbiology https://bio.au.dk/om-instituttet/sektioner/mikrobiologi
Interdisciplinary research environment where microbial physiology, evolution, and ecology are studied, with an end goal of understand the role of microorganisms in nature, including their interaction with other organisms and with the environment, how we can use them for sustainable and technical solutions, and how they affect the health of plants, animals and humans. 
Denmark University of Southern Denmark Experimental Microbiology https://www.sdu.dk/da/forskning/kliniskmikrobiologi/forskningsomraader/eksperimentel_mikrobiologi
By co-cultivating human cells and bacteria, we investigate host-pathogen interactions and try to elucidate why certain bacteria cause problematic infections and how they survive standard antibiotic treatment. 
England University of Birmingham Institute of Microbiology and Infection https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/microbiology-infection/index.aspx
Support research in fields related to microbes, including host-pathogen interactions, the human microbiome, and microbial genomics. 
England University of East Anglia Quadram Institute https://quadram.ac.uk
Understanding how food and microbes interact within the human gut to promote health and prevent disease.
England Imperial College London Microbiome Network https://www.imperial.ac.uk/microbiome-network/
An Imperial College research collective to investigate the role of microbiomes in human health, disease, the environment, and general life.
England University of Liverpool Microbiome Innovation Centre https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/microbiome-innovation-centre/
Promotes academic and industrial innovation in microbiome science encompassing the fundamental biology of microbial communities and their impact on human and animal health.
England Oxford Medical Science Division Oxford Centre for Microbiome Studies https://www.kennedy.ox.ac.uk/ocms
Seeks to unravel how microbes underpin human health and disease by furthering microbiome science and research.
England Microbiology Society Microbiology Society https://microbiologysociety.org/our-work.html
Supporting microbiologists involved in addressing challenges that vary from urgent problems demanding immediate solutions, such as new and emerging diseases, through to long-term issues, like antimicrobial drug resistance, food security and environmental sustainability. 
England John Innes Centre Molecular Microbiology https://www.jic.ac.uk/about-us/our-science/departments/molecular-microbiology/
Fosters a creative, curiosity-driven approach to fundamental questions in bio-science, with a view to translating that into societal benefits.
England University College London Centre for Clinical Microbiology https://www.ucl.ac.uk/infection-immunity/research/research-department-infection/lab-research-groups/centre-clinical-microbiology
Apply new technologies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients in partner hospitals, with a focus on resistant bacteria and the microbiome.
Estonia Tallinn University of Technology Biomedicine Division https://taltech.ee/en/department-chemistry-biotechnology/research-groups
Investigates Helicobacter pylori (HP) and its role in the development of liver diseases.
Finland University of Helsinki, Wellcome Centre for the Social Study of Microbes https://www.socialmicrobes.org/
Aim to develop theory and methods to make better sense of the complex relations between microbes, humans, and the environment. 
France Bioaster Bioaster https://www.bioaster.org
To design, carry out, and manage collaborative projects in the fields of microbiology and infectious diseases with industrial R&D to improve the care of patients and populations.
France INRAE Metagenopolis https://mgps.eu
Research collective which focuses on microbes, especially the human microbiome and its effects on human health.
France INRAE MICA Division https://www.inrae.fr/en/divisions/mica
Studies microorganisms to understand and improve functioning of microorganisms and microbial ecosystems in human and animal health, and food safety.
Germany German Research Foundation Intestinal Microbiota https://www.intestinal-microbiota.de
Establish interdisciplinary connections between researchers to achieve a functional understanding of microbe-host interactions in health and disease.
Germany Leibniz Association Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen (DSMZ) https://www.dsmz.de
Provides support for microbiology research while providing a large diversity of microbes.
Germany Max Planck Society Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology https://www.mpi-marburg.mpg.de
Understand and quantify the diversity and function of microorganisms, including applications in human health and soil.
Germany Max Planck Society Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology https://www.mpi-bremen.de/en/What-we-study-Our-research-areas.html
Research the microorganism population in ocean and marine environments, including diversity, characteristics, and symbiosis which have applications for the climate and environmental health.
Germany European Union's Horizon 2020 MicrobPredict https://microb-predict.eu/about/our-vision/
Aims to develop personalised, microbiome-based treatment strategies to prevent and treat decompensated cirrhosis and acute-on-chronic liver failure and reduce mortality by investigating the human gut microbiome.
Germany Helmholtz Zentrum München Comparative Microbiome Analysis https://www.helmholtz-munich.de/en/comi
Identifying key microbiota from the environment, which trigger our health, develop strategies to promote the abundance of those microbiota in urban and indoor environments and analyze consequences for our health.
Germany Kiel University Origin and Function of Metaorganisms https://www.metaorganism-research.com/about/
Formation of an interdisciplinary network that investigates the interactions of specific microbial communities with multicellular host organisms, particularly looking at how and why microbiomes form long-term connections with their hosts.
Germany Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Department of Environmental Microbiology https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=34232
Acquiring in-depth knowledge of the ecological relationships controlling the functioning of microbial ecosystems, combining observations in natural environments, lab and field experiments with mathematical modelling and apply ecological concepts to verify, support and explain their findings. 
Germany The Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Institute of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Immunology http://charite-mikrobiologie.de
Aim to perform groundbreaking research into the interactions between microorganisms and the innate immune system, in particular at border surfaces with the environment
Germany University of Marburg Center for Synthetic Microbiology https://www.uni-marburg.de/en/synmikro
Gaining insight into the principles of microbial life and providing tools needed to tap the potential of microorganisms in modern biotechnology.
India Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India CSIR - Institute of Technology https://www.imtech.res.in
Assembled a team of over 55 scientists to allow for key microbial research in the areas of protein structure and function, microbiology of pathogens, especially relating to disease, and microbial taxonomy and metagenomics.
Ireland University College Cork APC Microbiome Ireland https://www.ucc.ie/en/apc/
Bringing talented researchers, clinicians and industry together to develop microbiome based knowledge, solutions and products to tackle societal challenges and support economic growth.
Israel Weizmann Institute of Science Knell Family Center for Microbiology https://centers.weizmann.ac.il/knell-microbiology/
Researchers are harnessing the power of microbial diversity to develop new drugs, understand trends in global ecology, study the surprising roles of microbes in chemotherapy-resistant cancer, provide solutions to malaria, and address the global food crisis.
Mexico National Autonomous University of Mexico Center for Genomic Sciences https://www.ccg.unam.mx/
Study multiple microorganisms, plants, and animals within a highly collaborative, creative environment, and in work teams that combine biology, chemistry, mathematics, computing, and engineering. Try to achieve 
Mexico Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Ecology and Survival of Microorganisms https://microorg.buap.mx
Conducts frontier research related to the study of bacteria beneficial to the environment and agriculture. The bacterial ability to promote the growth of plants, studies of antagonism and bioremediation of toxic compounds are some scopes explored in our group. 
  1. National Polytechnic Institute
Center for Genomic Biotechnology https://www.cibatlaxcala.ipn.mx/
Generates research examining microbes and their relationship to human health, including the utilization of microbes to deter insect vectors.
Mexico National Polytechnic Institute Center for Research in Applied Biotechnology https://www.cibatlaxcala.ipn.mx
Performs and supports research in various fields related to microbiology, including genomic biotechnology, bioprocesses, and environmental and agricultural biotechnology to find solutions to today's problems.
Mexico Advancing microbe research to benefit military personell, veterans, and their families through research in healthcare and the environment. ORBIS https://orbis.uaslp.mx/vivo/
Research-focused organization that enables interdisciplinary practices, including promotion of research in microbiology, bioremediation, and cellular biology.
Mexico University of the State of Morelos Center for Research in Biotechnology https://ceib.uaem.mx/
Promotes research related to biotechnology, including research into microorganisms and their relationship with plants, the utilization of microorganisms for environmental cleanup, 
Mexico Government of Mexico Center for Scientific Research and Scientific Education of Ensenada, Baja California https://www.cicese.edu.mx/investigacion/microbiologia/1
Fund and promote research in a variety of areas, including microbiology, with a focus on microbial diversity, cellular bases of fungal development, and the health implications of microbes.
Mexico Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla Center for Research in Microbiological Sciences https://icuap.buap.mx/content/centro-de-investigaciones-en-ciencias-microbiol%C3%B3gicas
Promoting research that allows the use of the biodiversity of microorganisms and biotechnologies to solve agricultural, ecological, environmental, human and animal health social problems, as well as the training of human resources, both postgraduate and undergraduate. 
Mexico Autonomous University of Campeche Center for Research in Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology https://demab.uacam.mx/view/paginas/22
Searching for new knowledge to contribute to the social and economic development of Campeche with focuses in microbial biotechnology, environmental microbiology and to a lesser extent biotechnology plant and pharmacognosy.
Mexico Government of Mexico: National Council for Science and Technology Center for Research in Food and Development https://www.ciad.mx/nosotros/
Multidisciplinary research center that responds to problems of the food sector, often finding solutions with biotechnology or utilizing microorganisms.
Norway Oslo Metropolitan University Genomics of Microbial Pathogens https://www.oslomet.no/en/research/research-groups/genomics-microbial-pathogens
Applied genomics to study the evolution, adaptability, and resilience of microbes through isolation of genes and analysis of genomic data.
Poland Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research Immunology and Food Microbiology https://pan.olsztyn.pl/research-dissemination/scientific-groups/immunology-and-food-microbiology/
Carries out a variety of research related to immunology and food microbiology in humans and animals, including work investigating microflora.
Scotland University of Aberdeen Centre for Bacteria in Health and Disease https://www.abdn.ac.uk/cbhd/
Improve our understanding of bacterial infections, analyze the role bacteria plays in our day-to-day health, and promote development of innovative therapies.
Scotland University of Glasgow Glasgow University Microbiome Initiative https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gumi/
Aim to facilitate collaboration and increase both discovery and translational microbiome research across human and animal health and the environment.
Scotland University of the West of Scotland Infection and Microbiology Research Group https://www.uws.ac.uk/research/research-institutes-centres-groups/infection-and-microbiology-research-group/
Studying microbiology in relation to healthcare, specifically the persistence of microbes in a clinical setting, antimicrobial resistance, and prevention and treatment of microbial disease.
South Africa University of Pretoria Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics https://www.up.ac.za/microbial-ecology-and-genomics
Investigating microbes, with a strong emphasis on microbial diversity, microbial function and adaptation, and microbial applications.
Spain Spanish National Research Council Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (subdivision: Microbial ecology, Nutrition and Health) https://www.iata.csic.es/en/research/microbial-ecology-nutrition-and-health
Identifying key interactions between the human microbiome and its genome with the diet and host genome, including influence in autoimmune disease, communication, and development of dietary policy.
Spain Carlos III Health Institute National Center for Microbiology https://www.isciii.es/QuienesSomos/CentrosPropios/CNM/Paginas/Actividades.aspx
Research and investigate the role of microbes in human infection, including microbial pathology and characterization.
Sweden Karolinska Institutet Centre for Translational Microbiome Research https://ki.se/en/mtc/centre-for-translational-microbiome-research-ctmr-0
Aims to better understand the contribution of the human microbiome to physiology and pathophysiology with the goal to open opportunities for development of novel therapies in the area of gastroenterology, reproductive health, neonatology and cancer.
Switzerland National Centres of Competence in Research / University of Lausanne NCCR Microbiomes https://nccr-microbiomes.ch
Leaping to a new level of understanding that enables rational manipulation of microbiomes for health, environmental and engineering applications, integrating computational and bioinformatics approaches to achieve this goal.
The Netherlands Leiden University Medical Center Center for Microbiome Analyses and Therapeutics https://www.lumc.nl/over-het-lumc/afdelingen/medische-microbiologie/introductie-over-groups/center-for-microbiome-analyses-and-therapeutics/
Facilitates all aspects of Microbiome research; from study design, sampling, DNA extraction and sequencing to data analysis and interpretation.
The Netherlands Maastricht University Euregional Microbiome Center https://www.microbiomecenter.eu/
Foster scientific excellence and advances in microbiome research at the international forefront in order to deliver new treatment strategies, new markers for maintaining health and make use of the natural strengths of micro-organisms during people’s lives.​​​
The Netherlands Radboud University Soehngen Institute of Anaerobic Microbiology https://anaerobic-microbiology.eu
Unites experts in the fields of health, environment and biotechnology in order to share knowledge and discover new microorganisms and processes.
The Netherlands Wageningen University & Research Host-Microbe Interactions https://www.wur.nl/en/research-results/chair-groups/animal-sciences/cluster-integrative-animal-biology/host-microbe-interactomics.htm
Researching a variety of topics related to microbe-host interactions, including mechanisms of disease and the beneficial relationship between bacteria and humans or animals.
The Netherlands Utrecht University Microbiology https://www.uu.nl/en/research/microbiology
Understanding the mechanisms involved in secretion of proteins and fungal growth and development through interdisciplinary research.
United States AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research & Education https://gastro.org/aga-leadership/centers/aga-center-for-gut-microbiome-research-education/
Advancing research and education on the gut microbiome with the goal of improving human health
United States Arizona State University Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics https://biodesign.asu.edu/fundamental-and-applied-microbiomics/
Research microbiomes, find rules that can be applied across all microbial communities.
United States Baylor College of Medicine Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research https://www.bcm.edu/research/research-centers/alkek-center-for-metagenomics-and-microbiome-research
Understand microbial communities that live on or within the human body and their impact on human health and disease. 
United States Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children's Microbiome Center https://www.bcm.edu/research/research-centers/texas-childrens-microbiome-center
Translates new knowledge about the human microbiome in different areas of medicine by pursuing metagenomic and microbiome research related to the care of women and children.
United States Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Single Cell Genomics Center https://scgc.bigelow.org
Focuses on the genomics of unculturable bacteria, allowing for classification of evolutionary history and biochemical properties of microbes.
United States Boston University Microbiome Initiative https://www.microbu.org
Brings together scientists from various disciplines to research microbiomes and their applications in global change, metabolism, and biomedicine.
United States Brigham and Women's Hospital Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center https://metagenomics.partners.org
Promotes further understanding of host-microbiome interactions in health and disease, emphasizing a focus on function to define causative effects of the microbiota in vivo and to harness this knowledge in developing new therapies, diagnostics and further commercial applications.
United States California Institute of Technology Center for Environmental Microbial Interactions http://microbiology.caltech.edu/research/
Connect scientists from various disciplines to research microbe communities and their connection to and effect on the environment.
United States Chan Zuckerberg Chan Zuckerberg Biohub https://www.czbiohub.org/
Funding from the Zuckerberg family allows for research into infectious disease, including virus interactions and replication research.
United States Children's Hospital of Philadelphia PennCHOP Microbiome Program https://www.research.chop.edu/pennchop-microbiome-program
Providing a variety of services to researchers engaged in discovery about the human microbiome and its applications in healthcare.
United States Cleveland Clinic Center for Microbiome and Human Health


Research the human microbiota to offer new insight into disease processes, the history of disease, and treatment and prevention of microbial disease.
United States Cornell University Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease https://cihmid.cornell.edu/about-us/
Studies all aspects of beneficial and pathogenic interactions between bacteria, fungi, viruses, and their plant and animal hosts.
United States Cornell University Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology https://wicmb.cornell.edu/about-us/
Stimulate research and growth in the field of cell biology, including research opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students.
United States Department of Veteran Affairs Military and Veteran Microbiome Consortium for Research and Education https://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn19/mvm/
Advancing microbe research to benefit military personnel, veterans, and their families through research in healthcare and the environment.
United States Drexel University College of Medicine Center for Advanced Microbial Processing https://drexel.edu/medicine/about/departments/institute-for-molecular-medicine-infectious-disease/research-centers-of-excellence/center-for-advanced-microbial-processing/
The Center for Advanced Microbial Processing's mission is to identify and isolate the genetic components responsible for the generation of the target molecules in non-model organisms and to engineer them for insertion into model bacterial hosts with the ultimate goal being the efficient and cost-effective production of the target molecule.
United States Duke University Duke Microbiome Center https://sites.duke.edu/microbiome/
Addressing the rapidly expanding interest in the pervasive role of microbiomes in human health and the environment by cultivating and supporting microbiome science.
United States Emory University Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center https://med.emory.edu/departments/medicine/research/centers-institutes/arc/research/index.html
Supports research into mechanisms used by bacteria and viruses to persist and replicate within the host, including novel methods to identify antibiotic compounds to kill resistant bacteria.
United States Emory University Microbiome Research Center https://microbiome.emory.edu/index.html
Bringing together researchers to define the mechanistic interactions between the microbiome and other systems that influence normal physiology and pathophysiology of diseases.
United States George Mason University  The MicroBiome Analysis Center https://mbac.gmu.edu/mbac_wp/
Supports collaborative research in the fields of molecular and microbial ecology and evolution and biomedical sciences. Studying human microbiomes and interactions with human disease.
United States Georgia Institute of Technology Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection https://microdynamics.gatech.edu
Researching sustainable control of microbial dynamics in the context of human and environmental health.
United States Georgia State University Center for Bacterial Pathogenesis https://biomedical.gsu.edu/research-centers/center-for-microbial-pathogenesis/
Researches the molecular basis of life-threatening infectious disease, with an emphasis on viruses.
United States Harvard University Harvard Chan Microbiome in Public Health Center https://hcmph.sph.harvard.edu
Expands our understanding of the human microbiome to improve population health, through basic research, translation, policy, education, and outreach
United States Harvard University Microbial Science Initiative https://msi.harvard.edu
By providing an organizational focal point for microbial sciences, with strong links to existing departments and schools at Harvard University, MSI encourages broad interactions among researchers and also connects work on microbial sciences to ongoing work in related areas including molecular biology, biogeochemistry, oceanography, and environmental engineering.
United States Human Microbiology Institute Human Microbiology Institute http://hmi-us.com
Performs research in fields important in human health with microbiology, including characterization of microbes and microbe diversity.
United States John Hopkins University Microbiome Research https://www.hopkinsmicrobiome.com/
Researching microbiomes in humans, specifically with applications in human health.
United States Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Microbes to Biomes (may be inactive) https://m2b.lbl.gov
Looking to bacteria as solutions to today's problems, including food and fuel production, healthcare, and climate change.
United States Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Biological and Environmental Program Integration Center https://bioepic.lbl.gov
Harnessing the power of microbes to solve our most urgent environmental, water, and energy challenges.
United States Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Microbial Community Analysis & Functional Evaluation in Soils Scientific Focus Area https://mcafes.lbl.gov
Aims to understand and control the microscopic organisms that live on plant roots to support sustainable bioenergy
United States Lawrence Berkeley National Lab National Microbiome Data Collaborative https://microbiomedata.org
Supporting the long-term advancement of microbiome science by connecting scientists and date.
United States Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine: Microbiome Project https://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-individualized-medicine/research/programs/microbiome
Studying questions about the relationship between the microbiome and health and disease.
United States Medical College of Wisconsin  Center for Microbiome Research https://www.mcw.edu/departments/center-for-microbiome-research
Performing research about the connection between the human microbiome and overall health, including disease and inflammation development.
United States Michigan Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Microbiome Information and Therapeutics https://microbiome.mit.edu
Promotes education and collaborative investigations among the next generation of scientists and doctors who are passionate about the potential of microbiome research and therapeutics
United States Mount Sinai Microbiome Translational Center https://icahn.mssm.edu/research/immunology/technology/mtc
Aims to understand the role of the human microbiome in health and disease and to translate these findings to improve health.
United States Northern Arizona University The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute https://joinpmi.com
Gathers infectious disease and microbiome scientists into a multi-disciplinary environment, allowing for research in microbiomes and health.
United States Northwestern University Center for Pathogen Genomics and Microbial Evolution https://www.globalhealth.northwestern.edu/centers/pathogen-genomics-microbial-evolution/index.html
Seeking to facilitate the investigation of microbial transmission, pathogenesis, evolution and antimicrobial resistance to support discoveries and interventions in medicine, science and public health to address current and prepare for future infectious disease threats.
United States Ohio State University Center of Microbiome Science https://coms.osu.edu
Empowers microbial research in a diverse set of fields, including animals, plants, and the environment. Also offers community events to spread microbiome science.
United States Oregon Health and Science University Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute: Northwest  https://www.ohsu.edu/octri/northwest-microbiome-network
Building a regional community of microbiome researchers.
United States Oregon State University Oregon State University Microbiome Initiative https://ombi.oregonstate.edu
Understanding microbiomes' role in the environment and connecting with scientists to form interdisciplinary collaborations.
United States Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Microbes in Transition https://www.pnnl.gov/biological-sciences-projects
Working to understand how plants, microbes, and algae function in a way that helps predict their response to environmental change and their potential for energy production.
United States Pennsylvania State University Microbiome Center https://www.huck.psu.edu/institutes-and-centers/microbiome-center
Catalyze collaboration across disciplines to foster new research focused on the human microbiome.
United States Purdue University Perdue Applied Microbiome Sciences https://centers.purdue.edu/microbiome/
Developing the knowledge and tools required to predict and control microbiomes for improved health, economic benefit, and environmental sustainability.
United States Rutgers University Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health https://ifnh.rutgers.edu/centers/nutrition-microbiome-health/
Brings together researchers to investigate connections between the human microbiome and nutrition and how these two factors affect overall health and diseases.
United States San Diego University Center of Microbiome Science http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CMS/#building
Research microbes and their effects on human health as well as microbial' genetics and physiology. 
United States Stanford Medicine Center for Human Microbiome Studies https://iti.stanford.edu/center-for-human-microbiome-studies.html
Enabling and connecting an interdisciplinary network of scientists and leveraging the most advanced technologies to rapidly realize the biomedical potential of the human microbiome.
United States Temple University Center for Microbiology and Immunology https://medicine.temple.edu/departments-centers/research-centers/center-microbiology-and-immunology/about
Advance discovery in human immunology, including the interplay between the human microbiome and disease
United States University of Buffalo UB Microbiome Center https://www.buffalo.edu/microbiome.html
Serves as an academic hub of microbiome-related research in the UB community, facilitating collaborations and supporting inter-disciplinary projects through our clinical, laboratory and analytical research infrastructure.
United States University of Buffalo Witebsky Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology https://medicine.buffalo.edu/departments/micro/research/witebsky.html
Brings together researchers and students interested in immunology and microbiology.
United States University of California, Berkeley Joint Berkeley Initiative for Microbiome Sciences https://microbiome.berkeley.edu
Promoting microbe-based solutions for the health of humans and the environment. 
United States University of California, Davis Microbiome Research Working Group https://microbiome.ucdavis.edu
Promote, grow and transform microbiome related research throughout UC Davis.
United States University of California, Irvine UCI Microbiome Center https://microbiome.uci.edu
Seeks to create cross-discipline collaboration to discover universal principles about microbiomes across all systems. 
United States University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Microbiome Center https://www.uclahealth.org/divisions/gastro/microbiome
Brings together UCLA investigators from different departments and schools interested in the human microbiome, representing a wide spectrum of expertise, spanning from oral biology, mucosal inflammation, metabolism, skin, to brain gut interactions.
United States University of California, Riverside  UCR Microbiome Initiative https://microbiome.ucr.edu
Advance the science of microbiomes and bring greater understanding of useful applications in areas such as health care, agriculture, food production and environmental restoration.
United States University of California, San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation https://cmi.ucsd.edu
Draw interdisciplinary teams of researchers together and push the boundaries of the human understanding of microbiomes
United States University of Chicago The Microbiome Center https://microbiome.uchicago.edu/
Supports asking of fundamental questions about microbial systems and capabilities by leveraging facilities and coordinating research in the microbial world.
United States University of Colorado Boulder Center for Microbial Exploration https://cme.colorado.edu
Strengthening ongoing research and exploration on microbiomes in animals and plants, especially in function and diversity.
United States University of Connecticut Center for Microbial Systems, Ecology and Evolution https://cmsee.uconn.edu/index.php
Promotes research in many areas related to microbiology through the University of Colorado, including microbial diversity and physiology, drug development and immunology, and genomics and metagenomics.
United States University of Hawaii Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education https://hahana.soest.hawaii.edu/cmoreserver/
Design and conduct novel research, broker partnerships, increase diversity of human resources, implement education and outreach programs, and utilize comprehensive information about microbial life in the sea
United States University of Hawaii Center for Microbiome Analysis through Island Knowledge and Investigation https://www.c-maiki.org
Performing cutting-edge microbiome research by leveraging the unique ecology, geography and cultures of Hawaiʻi to better understand and model microbiome dynamics.
United States University of Massachusetts Center for Microbial Research https://www.umassmed.edu/microbiome/
Promote research and education on microbiome topics, focusing on microbiome relationships with human health.
United States University of Michigan The Michigan Microbiome Project https://microbe.med.umich.edu
Studying how communities of microbes originate, function, and evolve so that we can purposefully intervene and engineer them for the benefit of human and environmental health.
United States University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunity https://basicsciences.ouhsc.edu/mi/Center-of-Excellence
Enhance research, mentoring and infrastructure support for microbial pathogenesis and immunity. 
United States University of Oregon Microbial Ecology and Theory of Animals Center for Systems Biology https://meta.uoregon.edu
Melding the theoretical rigor of community ecology and population biology with the experimental elegance of our gnotobiotic fish models and exploit innovations in sequencing technology and imaging to investigate the membership and dynamics of host-associated microbial communities and corresponding host responses. 
United States University of Pennsylvania (Huck Institute of the Life Sciences) Center for Host-Microbial Interactions https://www.vet.upenn.edu/research/centers-laboratories/center/center-for-host-microbial-interactions
Leverages genomic approaches to understand how microbes influence human and animal health, including disease and the bacterial microbiome.
United States University of Pittsburgh Center for Medicine and the Microbiome https://www.microbiome.pitt.edu/about/
Enabling a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the role of the microbiome in health and disease and to apply this knowledge to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.
United States University of South Florida Microbiomes Institute https://health.usf.edu/medicine/microbiome
Merging and integrating interdisciplinary researchers and departments from the University of South Florida (USF), USF Health, and Moffitt Cancer Center, with a special working focus on microbiomes studies in soil, water, plant, animals, food and human health.
United States University of Texas Southwestern Microbiome Research Laboratory https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/research/core-facilities/microbiome-research-lab/
Supports researchers interested in microbiomes and microbial metagenomics.
United States University of Washington Center for Microbiome Sciences & Therapeutics https://cmistuw.org
Understanding the dynamic interactions between the microbiome and our own human cells, to advancing the development of microbiome-based biotherapeutics to treat or prevent disease, and to educating the community about the importance of the microbiome in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
United States University of Wisconsin Microbiome Hub https://microbiome.wisc.edu
Use combinations of -omics, computational biology, experiments, field work, and simulations to advance our understanding of how microbiomes function and how we can harness them to improve the quality of life for humans and the health of the environment. 
United States Vanderbilt University Microbiome Innovation Center https://lab.vanderbilt.edu/microbiome/
Produces research, education, and outreach that accelerate basic, translational, and clinical sciences, spur new aspects of law and and philosophy, and expose a microbial world astonishing in its universality and diversity.
United States VIB Center for Microbiology https://cfm.sites.vib.be/en
Study prokaryotic and eukaryotic biology, ecology, genetics, genomics, metabolism, and pathology; using these insights to create superior industrial microbes and microbial products, and to develop new ways to fight resistant pathogenic microbes.
United States Yale University Microbial Sciences Institute https://microbialsciences.yale.edu
A central hub where students and faculty bring diverse perspectives and expertise to push the boundaries of microbiology, especially in healthcare and the environment.
United States Medical University of South Carolina Program for Human Microbiome Health https://medicine.musc.edu/departments/centers/bmic/human-microbiome-research
Enabling personalized health care by expanding our understanding of host-microbiome interactions and their implications in shaping health of individuals, communities, and populations.
United States University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Microbiome Research https://www.utmb.edu/scmr/home
Facilitate microbiome-related research and promote its integration with the education and training activities in UTMB, as well as to improve infectious diseases and chronic health disorders by understanding the effects of the microbiome in both fundamental mechanisms and translation into therapeutics to improve the well-being of human health.
United States TGen Integrated Microbiomics Center https://www.tgen.org/patients/pathogen-microbiome/microbiome/
An efficient, cutting-edge, multi-omic microbiome research and service center that will empower clinicians and researchers to integrate microbiome analysis into cancer-based research studies.
United States University of California, San Francisco Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine https://microbiome.ucsf.edu
Accelerating our understanding of how microbes promote health and prevent disease and to leverage this information to develop novel, effective treatment paradigms bringing them to patients in the shortest possible time.
United States University of North Carolina School of Medicine UNC Microbiome Core https://www.med.unc.edu/microbiome/
Providing the research community with the facilities and expertise to characterize complex microbial communities and microbial interactions
United States Various Sponsors The Microbe Institute https://microbeinstitute.org
Dedicated to fostering microbial discovery for a better tomorrow through evidence-based participatory research, art, and education initiatives.
United States University of California, Berkeley & SF Innovative Genomics Institute https://innovativegenomics.org/
Advancing genome research to benefit human health and the environment through the use of CRISPR cas9. Microbes are frequent targets of gene editing, allowing for a diverse use case in environmental and health applications.