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Dr. Maria Y. Giovanni
Assistant Director for Microbial Genomics & Advanced Technology, DMID

Eukaryotic Pathogen and Disease Vector Sequencing Project

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Target Selection Process

In November 2006, NIAID and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) jointly sponsored the Workshop on Eukaryotic Pathogens and Disease Vectors Sequencing (PDF) to help prioritize the most significant human eukaryotic pathogens and invertebrate vectors of infectious diseases for potential sequencing targets.

In response to recommendations developed at the workshop, NIAID and NHGRI created a Working Group to work in consultation with the scientific community to generate community-based sequencing projects and recommend high priority eukaryotic pathogens and invertebrate vectors as potential sequencing targets in a white paper.

White papers are reviewed and assessed by: NHGRI's Coordinating Committee for Sequencing Target Selection, NHGRI’s National Advisory Council on Human Genome Research, and the NIAID Microbial Sequencing Program. Final target selection and sequencing center assignments will be made jointly by NIAID and NHGRI.

Additional sequencing project recommendations can be made either to the working group or to the NIAID program contact.

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Last Updated January 19, 2012