The Microbial ‘Omics Core

The Microbial Omics Core (MOC) of the Broad's Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program was established to address key barriers to utilizing high-throughput sequencing technologies for infectious disease and microbiome research. To this end, MOC develops and implements improved methods for 1) extracting nucleic acids from diverse microbes and a wide variety of sample types; 2) generating libraries for sequencing microbial genomes, defining the genetic diversity of microbial communities, and profiling the transcriptomes of microbes and their hosts; and 3) mining sequencing datasets for biologically relevant trends.


MOC offers specific services to internal and external collaborators. Follow the link below to learn more:

MOC Descriptions, Costs, and Terms of Service


For information about our submission requirements, please follow the link below:

MOC Submission Requirements


To initiate a project at MOC, please follow the link below:

MOC Project Initiation Form



Any questions about our RNA-Seq, WGS/metagenomic*, 16S, or extraction services and rates can be sent to

*For Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) or Metagenomic (MGX) studies involving more than 96 samples, please reach out to Broad’s Genomics Platform for a quote and more information about project and sample submission.


Microbial 'Omics Core