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Newsletter 7 (Oct 2009)

  • Renewal of VectorBase funding
    VectorBase is delighted to announce that NIH-NIAID has renewed our funding, confirming that VectorBase will be around for another 5 years. Two staff members have left at the end of their contract: Martin Hammond and Kathy Campbell who will be missed and we would like to thank them for their efforts over the past 5 years.
    A big thank you to the members of the community who showed their support by sending e-mails or letters.
    Our plan for the coming years is to keep serving, and updating, the current species, but also to increase the list of organisms. We will soon be adding the genomes of Rhodnius prolixus, a triatomine vector of Chagas disease, and Glossina morsitans, the tsetse vector of sleeping sickness. Developments in new sequencing technologies will also provide insights into population structure, gene expression and improved gene predictions across all species. We welcome suggestions from the community so if you have any wishes for VectorBase, please let us know.

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