Even though the human skin harbors complex communities of microbes, analyzing skin microbiome samples is challenging due to a low biomass.
At Clinical Microbiomics we have established skin-optimized protocols to overcome this challenge - from sampling and DNA extraction to sequencing and data analysis. We have extensive experience analyzing skin microbiome samples from different body sites and assist our clients from the very early phase of the studies ensuring that the optimal study setup and sampling is in place. Thanks to our skin-dedicated laboratory DNA extractions and sequencing protocols we can generate high quality skin microbiome data and help you translate this into taxonomical and functional insights to how different treatments influence the natural skin microbiome.
We offer Illumina-based 16S rDNA amplicon sequencing and shotgun metagenomics of skin microbiome samples. 16S rDNA amplicon sequencing will give you insights to the taxonomical composition of the microbiome (genus/species resolution), where shotgun metagenomics powered by our MGS bioinformatics platform provides detailed characterization with the highest taxonomical (species/strain) and functional resolution (genes) possible.