Oxford IMP research themes:

  • ‘Post-Pasteurian’ and pro-biotic forms of healthcare and environmental management;
  • The distribution of the benefits, risk and responsibilities of microbiome research and subsequent interventions;
  • Rethinking social connection, mobility and community as mediated by microbes;
  • The ownership of microbial data and microbial life forms;
  • Conceptualizations of human specificity after the microbial turn;
  • New communities of microbial expertise and DIY microbiome interventions.



The IMP is funded through a grant from the University of Oxford's Social Sciences Division. You can read more about the division, and the research it conducts, here