Development of Microbiome Biobanks–Challenges and Opportunities

MJ Ryan*, Michael Schloter, Gabriele Berg, T. Kostic, LL Kinkel, Kellye Eversole, James A. Macklin, Bettina Schelkle, Maria Kazou, Inga Sarand, B. Singh, D. Fischer, Emmanuelle Maguin, I. Ferrocino, Nelson Lima, R.S. McClure, T.C. Charles, R.S.C. de Souza, G.S. Kiran, Lisa KrugJulian Taffner, H. Roume, Joseph Selvin, D. Smith, Daria Rybakova, Angela Sessitsch

*Corresponding author for this work

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The microbiome research field is rapidly evolving, but the required biobanking infrastructure is currently fragmented and not prepared for the biobanking of microbiomes. The rapid advancement of technologies requires an urgent assessment of how biobanks can underpin research by preserving microbiome samples and their functional potential.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number2
Early online date13 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021


  • biobanks
  • cryopreservation
  • metagenomics
  • microbiome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology
  • Microbiology


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