May Update: Microbiome Immunity Project

The project received extra support this month from the 2021 BOINC Pentathlon.


Trillions of bacteria live inside and on our bodies. The Microbiome Immunity Project uses the computational power of World Community Grid to study the proteins produced by these bacteria, which are encoded in their genomes. This can help scientists understand the role of the microbiome in disease.

So far, the researchers have run more than 300,000 protein sequences through their pipeline, and they have more sequences to run in the future.

BOINC Penthathlon 2021

Each year, SETI Germany holds a BOINC Pentathlon to give extra support to a number of worthy projects. The Microbiome Immunity Project was one of the lucky projects to get extra crunching time this year. Thanks to the many volunteers who participated!

Current status of work units

  • Available for download: 3,097 batches
  • In progress: 3,355 batches (5,866,258 work units)
  • Completed: 329,818 batches (1,334 batches in the past 30 days,
    an average of 44.47 batches per day)
  • Estimated backlog: 70 days 


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