Sin Microbiome

Human skin houses millions of microbiota and their composition is largely influenced by demographics and living conditions. As most skin microbiome studies are focussed on the western parts of the world, little is known about Asian ethnicities. 

A*SRL’s Skin Microbiome unit aims to address this knowledge gap and eventually pave the way to explore novel therapeutics that enables better treatment options and improved skin and hair health. Our research is based on whole-metagenome analyses in order to provide a more accurate reflection of host-microbiome interactions. We aim to understand the makings of a healthy skin and develop complex skin microbiome models to study “cause and consequence” relationships between the host and the microbiome.