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Newsletter 12 (Nov 2011)

  • Genome projects approved
    VectorBase has been informed that the NIH/NIAID vector genome working group has approved two new projects. One will sequence the mite vector of scrub typhus, Leptotrombidium deliense, and provide additional genome and transcriptome sequencing of Ixodes scapularis and related ticks. The second will target genomes of 11 Simulium (black fly) species, including the major S. damnosum siblings, S. woodii, S. ochraceum and S. vittatum.

    Newsletter 11 (May 2011)

    • Funding Opportunity
      The NIAID-funded VectorBase invites research investigations called Driving Biological Projects (DBPs) from organizations housing experimental laboratories having expertise and knowledge in working with arthropod vectors of human pathogens. We anticipate making two awards of up to $600K each by April 1, 2012. A two page Letter of Intent (LOI) is due August 1, 2011. Full proposals will be solicited by invitation only, with a deadline of November 1, 2011. See the full solicitation from the VectorBase site and send questions to
    • Anopheles Genomes Cluster
      Samples are now in sequencing at the Broad Institute for the NHGRI/NIAID-supported project, “Genome Analysis of Vectorial Capacity in Major Anopheles Vectors of Malaria Parasites”. VectorBase looks forward to working together with the Broad and members of the vector community to process and host these new genomes and their meta-data. Please visit VectorBase often for project information, updates, and data as they become available.

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