Functional Genomics Program

Understanding the Functions of Uncharacterized Genes in Infectious Disease Pathogens

What services does this resource provide?

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.

The program distributes data, software, and reagents generated from the research projects to the broader scientific community.

Where are services provided?

The research activities are carried out by


Program-generated data and software are 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.

Information and Related Resources

Content last reviewed on November 10, 2016