“The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.”

– Carly Fiorina -

This online resource gives an overview of the information, data and results generated by the PuntSeq team. Learn all about the outcomes of our citizen science project and get some personal hands on time with our data and analysis workflows.

Access our generated sequencing data, follow our experimental workflow and bioinformatic pipelines to unravel the hidden bacterial complexity of the Cam microbiome or simply use our resources to learn how to design and analyse your own metagenomics study using Nanopore sequencing. 


Microbiome of the Cam

We have summarised all data and publish all our findings

in the following scientific publication:

"Freshwater monitoring by nanopore sequencing"



In addition, you can access our analysis and code on GitHub 


Sequence data

Our sequence data is all open public and available to download from from the European Nucleotide Archive. Simply select the project and you will be guided to the corresponding datasets.

Cam Microbiome

2018 >


The Cam metagenomics study performed in 2018 where we analysed the bacterial communities at nine distinct locations at three seasons.

Metagenomics Workshop

2019 >


Comparative study between16S and WGS sequencing performed during the Cambridge Metagenomics Challenge 2019 - Workshop


Public Survey

We have conducted a public online survey assessing Cambridge citizens' general contact with the river Cam as well as peoples actual experiences. See what people have reported:

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