Functional Genomics Program

The Functional Genomics Program for understanding the functions of uncharacterized genes in infectious disease pathogens aims to generate experimental data to determine the biochemical function(s) of hypothetical genes, unknown open reading frames, and noncoding RNAs.

The program applies 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.

Main Areas of Focus

  • To distribute data, software, and reagents generated from research projects to the broader scientific community
  • To obtain a more comprehensive understanding of uncharacterized genes in infectious disease pathogens
  • To lead to improved genomic annotation and allow for the development of potential new targets for medical diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines

Steering Committee

The Functional Genomics Steering Committee is designed to review the progres​s in meeting the program’s goals and will make recommendations for the continuation or re-direction of all projects and activities on an ongoing basis and in consultation with the NIAID staff. Steering Committee members.

Award Project Descriptions

The research activities are carried out by the following institutions. Select the name of the instituion for a project description from NIH RePORTER.

Data Release Guidelines

General guiding principles and specific guidelines to prepare and establish consistent data release plans across NIAID/DMID Omics Centers.

Content last reviewed on November 17, 2017