The GCID use and develop or improve innovative applications of genomic technologies, such as RNA sequencing and metagenomics, and provide rapid and cost-efficient production of high-quality genome sequences of microorganisms, invertebrate vectors of infectious diseases, and hosts and host microbiomes. Multiple strains and isolates of specific microbial species, populations and communities have been and continue to be sequenced.
Data and software are made available through:
- Baylor College of Medicine GCID
- The J. Craig Venter Institute GCID
- The Broad Institute GCID
- The Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine GCID
Main Areas of Focus
- Develop and use high-throughput sequencing and related genomic technologies such as transcriptomics and metagenomics of microorganisms, vectors, and hosts and host microbiomes to address knowledge gaps
- Develop comparative genomic analysis tools for genotyping and variant identification as well as phylogeny inference
- Implement and improve gene expression techniques for pathogenic microorganisms to understand pathogen and gene functions
- Provide bioinformatics software tools and analyses and methods and protocols to scientific community
- Publicly accessible Websites, databases, and software.
- Reagents are made available by the NIAID-funded BEI Resources Repository.
Who Can Use This Resource
- Data and tools are available for public use.