Bioinformatics Program Officer
The Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRCs) for Infectious Diseases program, a continuation and expansion of a program initiated in 2004, consists of five centers, each specializing in a different group of pathogens. Pathogens include, but are not limited to, those in the NIAID Category A-C Priority Pathogen lists for biodefense research, and pathogens causing emerging/reemerging infectious diseases. The groups of pathogens are:
Five Bioinformatics Resource Centers, each specializing in a different group of pathogens including, but not limited to, NIAID Category A-C Priority Pathogen lists for biodefense research, and pathogens causing emerging/reemerging infectious diseases, provide data, tools and services related to the above-mentioned groups of pathogens.
In addition, 24-hour annotation services for bacterial genomes and metagenomics datasets are freely available respectively at http://rast.nmpdr.org/ and http://metagenomics.nmpdr.org/.
Data, bioinformatics tools and services provided by the five BRCs are freely and publicly available to the scientific community through user-friendly Web interfaces. The BRCs Pathogen Portal will promote interoperability among the BRCs and with other bioinformatics resources.
The experimental data and information generated by the Driving Biological Projects will also be made accessible to the broad scientific community through the individual BRCs and/or the BRCs Pathogen Portal. Such information is expected to support or improve the annotation of the genome, proteome and metabolome of the targeted pathogens.
Bioinformatics training opportunities are available at no cost upon request to the centers.
As of January 1, 2010, all data and information formerly available through the Administrative Resource Center for Biodefense Proteomics Research website are now available as part of the BRCs Pathogen Portal.
Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center (PFGRC) microarray designs, protocols, and software tools are available as part of the BRCs Pathogen Portal. Reagents are available at BEI Resources.
Last Updated December 17, 2012