Microba: Microbiome Research Grant – Expressions of Interest

Microba is a microbial genomics company offering access to cutting edge metagenomic technology to analyse gut microbiome.


Microba is providing $10,000 grants for researchers to access Microba’s metagenomic sequencing and bioinformatics services for human gut microbiome research.

The grant can be used to access Microba’s end-to-end clinical research platform, including:

  • Proprietary sampling kit, online portal and logistics capability to streamline patient recruitment;
  • High-throughput optimised laboratory sample processing and sequencing workflow;
  • Shotgun metagenomic sequencing to identify organism to species resolution and functional metabolic potential;
  • Proprietary database of microbial genomes;
  • Online questionnaires to easily capture metadata from your study participants;
  • Project-specific bioinformatic analysis to deliver publishable results for your project.

Selection Criteria

  • Scientific credibility of the proposed research project
  • Impact of the proposed research outcomes
  • Potential commercial application of proposed research
  • Feasibility of research project


Microba is accepting expressions of interest from researchers at any Australian university, research institute, or company. The project can be partially- or fully-funded by the grant and Microba welcomes proposals for research into all areas of human health and wellness. Please note that Microba currently supports human faecal sample analysis.

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