The Scientist ran a story about the Earth Microbiome Project and the recent publication in Nature.


Science Friday interviewed Rob Knight and Jack Gilbert on 3 November 2017 about the Earth Microbiome Project.

WIRED told the story behind the recent Nature article, including some of the technical advances that made the meta-analysis possible.

Ars Technica featured the unique EMP trading cards in a story on the recent publication in Nature. Microbes: collect them all!

Deutschlandfunk, the German public radio program, interviewed Luke Thompson about the Earth Microbiome Project.

Nature published a News & Views perspective by microbiome scientist Jeroen Raes on the recent article about the EMP.

Nature Microbiology Community hosted a Behind The Paper blog post by Luke Thompson, lead author on the Nature article, about his perspective on the project.

UC San Diego News Center ran a story about the recent EMP publication in Nature, including an illuminating By The Numbers infographic.

Facebook Live hosted a webcast of an EMP mini-symposium organized by UC San Diego’s Center for Microbiome Innovation on 1 November 2017. The event featured a series of short TED-style talks about some of the most interesting components of the project and why they matter.


The New York Times wrote an article about National Microbiome Initiative.


Mother Jones featured an article about the future of farming and the Earth Microbiome Project with Janet Jansson.

MoBio and the Earth Microbiome Project offer ‘Microbiome Awards’ to support young scientists in microbiome-related research.


Jack Gilbert talks about the human microbiome on The Naked Scientists podcast

Jack Gilbert is interviewed in Quanta Magazine’s article about large-scale interdisciplinary science and ‘big data’

Cheerleaders work with EMP and the Eisen Lab to compare the microbiomes of buildings on Earth with the International Space Station microbiome

Rob Knight briefs congressional staff on the importance of microbiome research

Janet Jansson speaks about the Earth Microbiome Project on Radio New Zealand

Neil Hall highlights the now-stabilizing price of sequencing and how the EMP and others have used it to great advantage

Earth Microbiome Project: Rick Stevens at TEDxNaperville

Grok Science interviews Jack Gilbert about the Earth Microbiome Project in their weekly science podcast


Jack Gilbert and other EMP researchers are featured in “Soil Secrets”, an online-accessible documentary by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Rob Knight’s involvement in the EMP has been spotlighted by Nature News in the article “Microbes en masse: The sequencing machine”

The Earth Microbiome Project on Wikipedia

The EMP is collaborating with the MPG Ranch on an ambitious project to map out their microbial communities

The EMP interviewed on Nature Podcasts – Feb 23rd

Open windows could help beat superbugs, says expert

EMP Scientists Map the World’s Microbes from Cosmic Log

AAAS Meeting Special – Earth Microbiome Project

Podcast: A Planet-Wide Microbe Survey

The Wonderful World of the EMP! Courtesy of Macleans.ca

EMP on Chicago Tonight

Jack Gilbert talks about the EMP for AAAS Webinar Series


Argonne National Laboratory and the Earth Microbiome Project

The Naked Scientist Interview on the EMP

Music made from EMP data!

EMP mentioned in Nature Review Microbiology Editorial ‘Microbiology by Numbers

Article on the EMP for the San Diego Tribune

mentioned on the Blog of BioBlogia from Italy

Prof. Frank Oliver Glöckner discussing the Earth Microbiome Project in a National German Science publication

Microbe Magazine article from Janet Jansson talks about EMP

A new report on the EMP from the Natural Environmental Research Council – EMP starts at minute 9

EMP at ASM2011 for BGI

Standards used for EMP data are published

SUBMISSION for EMP samples

Deutsche Welle Radio

@phylogenomics calls for EMP samples

MoBio get involved

BGI and their role in the EMP

Eppendorf strike a deal with the EMP

Open Microbiome Initiative and the EMP