News & Announcements


A Bioinformatic Approach To Predict Immune Responses to SARS-CoV-2

Candidate targets for immune responses to 2019-Novel Coronavirus (nCoV)
Sequence homology and bioinformatic-based predictions

RESCHEDULED: PATRIC/RAST Bacterial and IRD/ViPR Viral Workshops at Argonne National Laboratory.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the bacterial and viral workshop originally planned for March 23-27, 2020, will be RESCHEDULED

Bacterial-Viral Bioinformatics Workshop
March 23-27, 2020 - Chicago, IL. RESCHEDULED

25th International Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME2020)
July 19-24, 2020 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Deadline by March 23, 2020.

CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Situation Summary report

A genomic report of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Doherty Institute scientists first to grow and share Wuhan coronavirus Wuhan coronavirus.

WHO Situation Report
As of January 26, 2020 there have been 2,014 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV in 11 countries, with 56 deaths

A preliminary comparative genomics (revised) of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)


PATRIC Data and Website Releases, September – December 2019
This PATRIC release includes a new Genome Assembly Service, new Heatmap Viewer, new analysis Job Scheduler, and over 31,000 new microbial genomes.

Naito et al. report a Tyr82 mutation in PB1 polymerase
induces an Influenza virus mutator phenotype, a desirable feature in developing safe live-attenuated vaccines

New Bioinformatics Hub at UChicago Enables Next-Gen Infectious Disease Research
The new Bacterial and Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center (BV-BRC) combines two independent efforts at UChicago and the J. Craig Venter Institute.