Coordinating and Assisting Research at the SARS-CoV-2/Microbiome Nexus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is caused by a single virus, the rest of the human microbiome appears to be involved in the disease and could influence vaccine responses while offering opportunities for microbiome-directed therapeutics. The newly formed Microbiome Centers Consortium (MCC) surveyed its membership and identified four ways to leverage the strengths and experience of microbiome centers in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To meet these needs, the MCC will provide a platform to coordinate clinical and environmental research, assist with practical obstacles, and help communicate the connections between the microbiome and COVID-19. We ask that microbiome researchers join us in these efforts to address the ongoing pandemic.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Microbiome Centers Consortium COVID Committee,

Published Date

  • December 1, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 6

PubMed ID

  • 33262241

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7716391

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2379-5077

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/mSystems.00999-20


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States