United Kingdom

VectorBase

VectorBase currently hosts the genomes and associated data of 62 organisms and provides bioinformatics tools to annotate genomes, perform comparative analyses, and analyze transcriptome data. Data types range from genome assemblies, gene sets, transcript and protein expression data, and genetic variation data. VectorBase introduced a map-based browser that provides sample metadata, assays, genotypes, phenotypes, and pathogen status. Visualizations for these data include plots of numeric data, histograms, and zoomable/scrollable maps with automatically adjusting pie charts. Currently housed data includes population abundance, insecticide resistance genotypes and phenotypes, and pathogen status and blood meal analysis. This map is poised to accelerate the discovery process in reconfiguring the conceptual base of integrated data to inform the management and control of vector-borne disease.

Research Focus

  • Molecular Biology and Microbiology

    Researchers at the EIGH use microbiology, which encompasses the study of an entire microorganism, and molecular biology, or the interactivity between molecules within a cell of an organism, to better understand disease and improve global health. 

  • Vector-borne Diseases

    Vector-borne disease research is a historic strength of the EIGH. Our researchers study multiple parts of the vector-borne disease lifecycle, such as how the parasites, viruses, and bacteria cause these kinds of diseases, how the vectors spread these diseases, and how to improve prevention methods in tropical and subtropical areas, which have the highest burden of vector-borne illnesses. 

Who’s Involved

EIGH Faculty

Global Partners

  • European Bioinformatics Institute 
  • Imperial College London

University of Notre Dame Partnerships

  • Center for Research Computing

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