The NIAID Functional Genomics Program for understanding the functions of uncharacterized genes in infectious disease pathogens will generate experimental data to determine the biochemical function(s) of hypothetical genes, unknown open reading frames, and noncoding RNAs.
The program will apply state-of-the-art technologies to determine the biochemical and physiological roles of these gene components. Obtaining a more comprehensive understanding of uncharacterized genes in infectious disease pathogens will lead to improved genomic annotation and allow for the development of potential new targets for medical diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.
The program will distribute data, software, and reagents generated from the research projects to the broader scientific community.
The research activities will be carried out by:
Program-generated data and software should be made available through publicly accessible web and database sites, including the NIAID Bioinformatic Resource Centers.
Reagents may be obtained from the program participants listed above.
Last Updated November 12, 2013
Last Reviewed October 22, 2013