Cutting-edge Approach

Join an exciting scientific study and help exploring the ecosystems living within us.

Precise Methods

Our unique, state-of-the-art scientific methods offer an unprecedented look at microbial flora residing inside our bodies.

Global Results

Help building a growing community which connects similar people worldwide. Exchange profiles, share experiences and ideas.

How to join the study

All participants in the current study are expected to provide a stool sample, and cover (at least partially) the costs of sampling and analysis, which are significant.

Please click the link below to download a PDF file with detailed information about the study, its goals and participation procedure. You will need a PDF reader, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar, to view the file. Please contact us if you have trouble accessing or displaying the information package.

If you have any other questions or comments, please send us an email (

You can download the information package here: English or Deutsch .

If you have already joined the study, you can access the my.microbes participant portal.

Latest News

Participant costs lowered

In line with the reduction of the overall sequencing costs, my.microbes study participation cost has been reduced to 500 EUR.

Another reduction in the participant costs

With the further expansion of our sequencing capacity and partial automation of our DNA extraction pipeline, my.microbes study participation cost has been further reduced to 550 EUR.

Study expanded

We have released an updated participant information package, which details various study expansions that will be implemented in the near future. In addition, my.microbes study participation cost has been further reduced to a minimum of 800 EUR.


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Germany Denmark Spain France Croatia India Japan U.S.A South Africa Israel Singapore