Madison Microbiome Hub is a joint venture between the UW Biotechnology Center (UWBC) and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), making use of current prowess at UWBC in sequencing and bioinformatics and WID’s strength in data storage and management. It will serve as a campus wide resource to support researchers interested in tackling a broad spectrum of microbiome related studies from investigating fundamental questions, developing new techniques and methodologies to understanding the impact of microbiome across different fields. Overall, by harnessing the significant research already taking place at UW, world class expertise and facilities we aim to develop the Madison Microbiome Hub as prominent center for microbiome research at UW.