Genomic Centers for Infectious Diseases (GCID)

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.

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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
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