Navigation Links
Penn, Georgia collaboration awarded $14.6 million to expand pathogen database
Date:12/10/2009

PHILADELPHIA - Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Georgia have been awarded a five-year, $14.6 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the US National Institutes of Health, to expand and extend work on the Eukaryotic Pathogen Genome Database Resource, http://EuPathDB.org. This revolutionary open database enables scientists to examine genes, genomes, isolates, and other attributes related to a variety of important human pathogens. By helping to identify potential vaccine antigens and drug targets, EuPathDB facilitates the search for effective diagnostics and therapeutics.

This award continues NIH funding for a production database system integrating diverse genomic-scale datasets. EuPathDB has been expanded several times based on its success in expediting infectious disease research. The latest release supports a total of 27 species, providing bioinformatics tools for researchers targeting biodefense and emerging and re-emerging pathogens.

Originally developed for Plasmodium falciparum, a microbe responsible for the most severe form of human malaria, EuPathDB has been expanded several times based on its success in expediting infectious disease research. The latest release supports a total of 27 species, providing bioinformatics tools for researchers targeting biodefense and emerging and re-emerging pathogens.

The database also targets:

  • Pathogens that threaten public water supplies, including Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Toxoplasma, with additional components dedicated to Entamoeba and Microsporidia to follow over the coming months.
  • Opportunistic infections associated with AIDS and other immunosuppressed conditions, including Cryptosporidium, Microsporidia and Toxoplasma.
  • The congenital pathogen Toxoplasma gondii, a lead
    '/>"/>

Contact: Jordan Reese
jreese@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Georgia State researcher to use $1 million grant to improve computer models for fighting wildfires
2. New center at Georgia Tech aims to improve recovery of soldiers with severe injuries
3. Georgia goes bananas
4. Georgia Stem Cell Initiative meets on MCG campus Feb. 10
5. MIT Holding, Georgia Southern University, and MEVLABS successfully test the PROVECTOR
6. Flu vaccine in painless skin patches under development at Emory, Georgia Tech with NIH grants
7. Georgia Tech/Emory Center to study origin of life
8. Tropical crab invades Georgia oyster reefs -- but the long-term impact cant be predicted
9. Synthetic biology offers new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration
10. NanoString Technologies announces research collaboration with the Broad Institute
11. £7.5 million ($12.6 million) collaborations lead UK research communitys response to H1N1 pandemic
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... out how to create colors, nature had already perfected ... many different hues, for example. Now scientists are tapping ... way to make colored plastics. Their paper on using ... rather than dyes, to produce color appears in ... Asger Mortensen, Anders Kristensen and colleagues point out that ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Scientists are searching through a massive collection of ... 50 years ago, and the effort is yielding fresh ... inhabited. , When the collection is fully curated, a ... the largest unbiased Dominican amber collection in the world, ... discovery thus far is that of a pygmy locust, ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... College of Engineering recently received a $330,000 award ... "Nanoparticle-directed synthesis of organic nanorods." , According ... creation and utilization of functional materials, devices, and ... bottleneck in scaling up nanotechnology is the lack ... into one device. A research team led by ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Decades-old amber collection offers new views of a lost world 2NSF grant to Wayne State supports new concept for manufacturing nanoscale devices 2
... German . Interactions between proteins are of ... living cell. However, in order for the proteins to carry ... three-dimensional shape. A number of reactions have been described in ... assume its active structure until the actual binding process commences. ...
... MD, President of the Federation of American Societies for ... continuing support for science and engineering. "The President ... In a letter to President Obama, Talman noted ... time of unprecedented budgetary constraintswill help to improve the ...
... Ore. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher ... kind of cancer called sarcoma. In a study published today ... , they report that childhood and adult sarcomas are linked ... tumors first start. These findings may lead to non-chemotherapy medicines ...
Cached Biology News:The lock shapes the key 2Scientists discover cell of origin for childhood muscle cancer 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 W. ... the release of the REVELERIS® Prep purification ... chemists, preparative chromatographers, and other researchers to perform ... a single unit. , With the REVELERIS® Prep ... and preparative chromatography modes with a simple touch ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014  Replikins Ltd. today released new ... Ebola virus. Before the current outbreaks, the mean Ebola ... amino acids) between 1995 and 2002 was 1.1; the ... 2012, and sixteen-fold in 2013, thus predicting the current ... technology has been shown to be able to predict ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... SEGUNDO, Calif. , July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... contractor on the Fully Integrated Lifecycle Mission Support ... and Space Administration (NASA). Under the terms of ... Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. In ... support for bioscience flight development projects on the ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Vycom announces the addition of Thermax ... meet Factory Mutual (FM) 4910 fire propagation and smoke ... benches, process tools, fume hoods, furniture and cabinetry. These ... semiconductor wafers used in electronic chip manufacturing. , ... with excellent workability and superior aesthetics. It is available ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Grace Launches New REVELERIS® Prep Purification System 2Wyle Wins NASA's Fully Integrated Lifecycle Mission Support Services Contract 2Vycom Announces Flametec® Thermax PVC (FM4910 Listed) For a Variety of Clean Room Applications with Excellent Workability and Aesthetics 2
... For the first time, researchers at North Carolina ... whose halves are physically or chemically different ... submarines when an alternating electrical field is applied ... describing the research, published in the Feb. 8, ...
... Feb. 27 Arena Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA ) ... year ended December 31, 2007., Total revenues in ... $4.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2006. Total ... $19.3 million, compared to $30.6,million in the full year ...
... Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -. Mr. Richard W.,Decker II ... the,Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) March 2. He ... as Director of Engineering within the,organization since February ... responsible for 1,600 Department,of the Army civilians, soldiers ...
Cached Biology Technology:'2-faced' particles act like tiny submarines 2Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 2Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 3Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 4Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 5Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 6Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 7Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 8Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 9Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 10Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 11Mr. Richard Decker Appointed Technical Director of Edgewood Chemical Biological Center 2
... Zero Blunt TOPO PCR ... fastest and easiest method ... or equal to95%) cloning ... amplified with proofreading thermostable ...
Quartz-Halogen, 100 W, High Intensity...
... The Baculovirus Expression System with ... recombinant pFastBac™ plasmids containing the polyhedrin ... to the baculovirus genome (bacmid DNA) ... E. coli cells. The recombinant bacmid ...
...
Biology Products: