Bioinformatics Resource Centers

The Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRCs) for Infectious Diseases program was initiated in 2004 with the main objective of providing public access to computational platforms and analysis tools that enable  collecting, archiving, updating, and integrating a variety of genomics and related research data relevant to infectious diseases, and pathogens and their interaction with hosts

Contact Information

Main Areas of Focus

  • To make available analytical resources, bioinformatics tools, workspaces and services for data analysis
  • To store, update, integrate, and display the following types of data and associated metadata: genome sequence and annotation, functional genomics, proteomics, metagenomics, epidemiology, surveillance, population genetics, genotype/phenotype association, antimicrobial resistance, antigenic expression, host-pathogen interactions, host response, basic and clinical
  • To offers bioinformatics training at the BRC sites, scientific conferences, or at the requesting institution or laboratory
  • To respond rapidly to new and emerging pandemic threats

Awards

Awardee* Principal Investigator Website Pathogen**
University of Pennsylvania

David S. Roos, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Jessica C. Kissinger, Ph.D., University of Georgia

Mary Ann McDowell, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

The Eukaryotic Pathogen, Host & Vector Genomics Resource

Eukaryotic pathogens and invertebrate vectors of infectious diseases
University of Chicago

Dr. Rick Stevens,
University of Chicago

Dr. Richard Scheuermann, J. Craig Venter Institute

Bacterial and Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center Bacteria and Viruses

**For the detailed description of all pathogens covered follow the links to the corresponding BRC website.

Targeted Pathogens

Each BRC specializes in a different group of pathogens. Pathogens examined by the BRCs include, but are not limited to, those in the NIAID list of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases,. The BRCs specialize in the following groups of pathogens:

  • Pathogenic bacterial species and closely related species
  • Human viral families including influenza virus
  • Eukaryotic human pathogen species including fungi and protists
  • Invertebrate vectors of human pathogens including insects, arachnids, and gastropods

Targeted Pathogens

Each BRC specializes in a different group of pathogens. Pathogens examined by the BRCs include, but are not limited to, those in the NIAID list of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. The BRCs specialize in the following groups of pathogens:

  • Pathogenic bacterial species and closely related species
  • Human viral families including influenza virus
  • Eukaryotic human pathogen species including fungi and protists
  • Invertebrate vectors of human pathogens including insects, arachnids, and gastropods

Featured Research

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