The NIAID Genomic Centers for Infectious Diseases (GCID) provide insights into the biology of microbes, their role in pathogenesis, and their interactions with the host, including the microbiome, by supporting a diverse set of genomic capabilities, such as next-generation sequencing and related genomic technologies.
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