Saturday, 2 January 2016

Human Microbiome of the Skin: Advances in Metagenomics

Human microbiome graphic

The microbiology of human health and disease has moved forwards significantly in the past decade, with the Human Microbiome Project findings being pivotal. Such is the depth and complexity of the findings that the results continue to be examined. In relation to human skin, the variation in microbial types and how they relate to different ‘ecological niches’ is both fascinating and important for understanding health and disease; the treatment of those diseases; and with human contamination risks. The research is thus important to both clinical and pharmaceutical microbiology.

In a new paper, Tim Sandle outlines one of the most important contributions made by the Human Microbiome Project in relation to understanding health and disease relating to skin.

The reference is:

Sandle, T. “Human Microbiome of the Skin: Advances in Metagenomics”. EC Microbiology 1.3 (2015): 162-165.

For a copy, please contact Tim Sandle
Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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