NIAID and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) cohosted a virtual codeathon, bringing together together experts in viral evolution, molecular epidemiology, and population genomics.
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
Main Areas of Focus
- To provide integrated knowledgebases, computational infrastructure, and technical expertise to make bioinformatics data (genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, metagenomics, surveillance, etc.) and services available. The goal is to accelerate basic and applied infectious diseases bioinformatics research that accessible to the broader infectious diseases research community through web and command-line interfaces.
- To advance bioinformatics technologies by developing new software tools and incorporating production-level implementation of community-driven emerging tools, software, or technologies and to accelerate the development of countermeasures against infectious diseases. To offer bioinformatics services to support the research community
- To provide informatics support in response to new and emerging pandemic threats
|Awardee*||Principal Investigator||Website||Biological Domains**|
|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
|Eukaryotic Pathogens Invertebrate Vectors and Hosts of Human Infectious Diseases|
|University of Chicago||
Dr. Rick Stevens,
Dr. Richard Scheuermann, J. Craig Venter Institute
|Bacterial and Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center (BV-BRC)||Bacteria, Archaea, Viruses and Hosts of Human Infectious Diseases|
**For the detailed description of all biological domains covered follow the links to the corresponding BRC website.
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, parasites, and metazoan pathogens
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