Chicago Center for Functional Annotation (CCFA)

The Chicago Center for Functional Annotation (CCFA) is defining gene function on multiple scales, using a multi-disciplinary set of cellular, genetic, molecular, and biochemical approaches. The primary goal of the CCFA is to define the biochemical and cellular functions of uncharacterized genes in the NIAID priority pathogens, Yersinia pestis and Brucella abortus.

Main Areas of Focus

  • To define the biochemical and cellular functions of uncharacterized genes in the NIAID priority pathogens, Yersinia pestis and Brucella abortus.
  • To yield important data on the function of uncharacterized genes in priority pathogens.
  • To define the role of numerous uncharacterized genes in processes tied to bacterial pathogenesis.
  • To produce useful biological and biochemical reagents for the pathogen research community.

Tools

  • Program-generated data and software
  • Databases

Who Can Use This Resource

  • Available for public use

How To Get Started

  • Visit the CCFA website to access data and software.

Location

  • University of Chicago

Featured Research

Content last reviewed on October 18, 2018