Dr. Vivien Dugan
The NIAID Systems Biology for Infectious Diseases Research Program will develop and validate predictive models of infectious disease initiation, progression, and outcomes.
These models will be derived from the study of the architecture and dynamics of systems-wide host/pathogen molecular interaction networks during infection, using integrated datasets generated from a combination of “omics” technologies. The research findings will provide a deeper understanding of the overall complexity of the biological, biochemical, and biophysical molecular processes within microbial organisms as well as their interaction with the host.
The programs will provide data and reagents that result from the research conducted and will provide training for the broader infectious disease scientific community to promote the use of the systems biology approach.
The research activities are carried out by
Data and software generated by program participants will be made available through publicly accessible Web and database sites, including the
Reagents will be made available through the program participants listed above.
Training in systems biology and ‘omics technologies will be provided by the participants starting in 2014–2015. Access information to training opportunities will be posted here when available.
Last Updated March 17, 2015