Project Goals

The overall goal of the project is to initiate a broad survey that will describe variations between skin microbiomes across a wide range of populations throughout various time intervals.

What is a skin Microbiome?

Microbes, and specifically bacteria and fungi are all around us. But contrary to popular belief these microbes are NOT all bad.  

Skin is fundamental.  Skin is the largest organ of our bodies, and separates us from the rest of the “outside world”.  Skin is our first line of defense against potential disease pathogens. But skin also holds another universe invisible to the naked eye.

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The Skin Deep Microbiome Project


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Why do we need the Project?

The Skin Deep Microbiome Project is citizen backed, non-profit scientific research, and a way for the public to become involved in science.