Microomics is developing two projects subsidized with the Torres Quevedo Program, within the framework of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2017-2020:

  • MicroMiner: Implementation of Big Data technologies aimed at microbiome analysis as a predictive tool in precision agriculture. PTQ 2019-010565
  • Agroomics Development: The comprehensive NGS platform for the functional diagnosis of microorganisms in agricultural plants and soils. PTQ 2018- 010002

It is also under development of a project attached to the NEOTEC Program, within the framework of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2017-2020:

  • Metagenomics 2.0: Absolute quantification, marker development and Big Data technology in microbiome analysis. EXP – 00123590 / SNEO-20191101


Microomics actively seeks agreements with R&D departments of companies with common interests or with academic research groups or hospitals. The scientific publications in which Microomics has collaborated are as follows:

Count on Microomic’s support and experience for National and European projects and consortia throughout the stages of elaboration and application of projects as during their development and execution.


The investment in Research and Development (R&D) is the heart of our vision. We do not serve our customers without constant investment in innovation. Thanks to the scientific and research background of its equipment and the exceptional environment provided by the CRG we find ourselves in an optimal disposition not only in incorporating the latest scientific advances and advances in our service offering, but also to contribute to the advancement of science.


Metagenomics is the study of the genetic material recovered directly from their natural environment with the purpose of understanding the composition, structure, dynamics, or function of microbial communities. While traditional microbiology and microbial genomics rely upon cultivated clonal cultures, direct sequencing from samples of interest can produce a whole profile of diversity present. Such work reveals that the vast majority of microbial biodiversity is missed by culture-dependent methods. Because of its ability to reveal the previously hidden diversity of microscopic life, metagenomics offers a powerful lens for viewing the microbial world, which has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of the entire living world. As the price of DNA sequencing continues to fall, metagenomics now allows to explore microbial ecology at unprecedented levels of detail and scale.

The post-metagenomics era is greatly expanding our knowledge on the important roles of microbial communities thriving in organisms and the environment, as well as those present in settings or processes of industrial interests. It is now clear, for instance, that the composition and dynamics of the human microbiome plays a central role in health and disease, and a growing number of disease states are being related to an altered status of the microbiome. Thus monitoring of the microbiome has many applications not only in studying the origin of disease, but also in diagnostics and therapy through directed alterations of the microbiota.

In addition to human health, it is being increasingly recognized that metagenomics has important applications in the Agricultural or Industrial Sectors. Current uses of metagenomics in these areas include, among many others, helping to improve biofermentative productions in the Agrifood sector, preventing zoonosis and monitoring prophylactic measures in animal production, bioremediation, development of biofertilizers , and monitoring of mycorritic systems in soils.