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MGnify: EBI Metagenomics Portal

The EBI Metagenomics portal is a free service. Providing access to MGnify, an automated pipeline for analysing and archiving microbiome data. MGNnify determines the taxonomic diversity and functional and metabolic potential of environmental samples.

Project leader

Prof Tom Curtis

Prof Darren Wilkinson



Project staff

Dr Ben Allen


BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council)


European Bioinformatics Project


This important project will democratise and enhance the still emerging field of metagenomics. We will do this with the provision and enhancement of the EBI metagenomics portal.

This is a collaborative project led by Robb Finn of the European Bioinformatics Institute at the Sanger Institute. At Newcastle, we are building on earlier work to create effective statistical tools. These will provide analysis of metagenomic data incorporated in the EBI Metagenomics Portal.

MGnify brings the power of metagenomics to engineers and other practitioners.

Submit your own data for analysis or browse the analysed public datasets.