TMI Projects

Due to refocusing our efforts on COVID-19 research, this project is temporarily closed. We look forward to reopening operations soon.

 

Processing Time for Samples

The standard return time for results for stool samples is 1-3 months.

The British Gut Project (a regional project of The Microsetta Initiative) is an open-source crowd-funded project conceived in 2014 in collaboration with Tim Spector, the head of TwinsUK. The aim is to uncover the microbes associated with individuals in the U.K.

Participation is closed.

 

Processing Time for Samples
Since March 2020, samples returned to British Gut have been banked at their site, as we have paused shipments from the lab in the U.K. to our U.S. lab to focus on COVID-19 research efforts.

This project is in collaboration with Danone Nutricia Research and our local partner, The National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán (​INCMNSZ). The aim is to uncover the microbes associated with residents in Mexico. The data collected will help us understand how our lifestyle choices and diet influence our microbiome and whether these patterns are consistent in different populations. All steps in the participation process must be completed to be eligible for this program.

In collaboration with the California Teachers Study (CTS), this cohort is ongoing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to better understand how and if our microbiome plays a role in varied responses to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Participation in this project is limited by invitation only for CTS participants living in specific Southern California counties.

 

Processing Time for Samples
Samples are currently being processed.

We are currently estimating that the return time for results will be within 3-4 months.

In collaboration with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), this study occurs alongside the Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) National Registry, assessing short- and long-term patient outcomes associated with FMT.

Participation in this project is limited by invitation only to participants enrolled in the FMT National Registry.

 

Processing Time for Samples
Samples are currently being banked until further notice.

In collaboration with the Syngap Foundation, this study is ongoing to understand better the microbiomes of individuals affected by SYNGAP1

Participation is limited by invitation only from the Syngap Foundation.

 

Processing Time for Samples
Samples are currently being banked until further notice.

Don’t see a study that you’re involved in?

Contact microsetta@ucsd.edu if you have any questions regarding your participation.