Research Resources


A major challenge to microbiome research is the lack of access researchers have to human microbiome samples. The Harvard Chan School is building the Biobank for Microbiome Research in Massachusetts (BIOM-Mass) to fill this critical gap.


Flagship Projects

Flagship Projects are research and development projects that are strategically and scientifically defined and are of substantial size with regard to their scientific and financial volume, the number of project partners and the running time. Flagship Projects aim at the horizontal and/or vertical integration of the value chain and thus at the technological feasibility of systems solutions with long-term potential for growth.