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
- To use and develop or improve innovative applications of genomic technologies, such as RNA sequencing and metagenomics
- To 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