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Trans-European cooperation and coordination of genome sequencing and functional genomics of human-pathogenic microorganisms

Acronym: PathoGenoMics
Period: September 2004 till August 2012
Status: Completed

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  • Ministério da Ciência e da Tecnologia; Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), more
    • Resende, Catarina
  • Austrian Federal Ministry Science and Research (BMWFW), more
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
  • Academy of Finland, more
  • Institut Pasteur (IP), more
  • Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le Sida et les Hépatites Virales (ANRS), more
  • Helmholtz Association; Research Centre Jülich (FZJ), more
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), more
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), more
  • Hungarian Scientific Research Fund  (OTKA), more
  • Ministério da Ciência e da Tecnologia; Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), more
  • Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MHEST), more
  • Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness; Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN)
  • Ministry of health; Chief Scientist Office (CSO), more

The death toll caused by infections with pathogenic microorganisms is still highest among human diseases. This worldwide public health threat is even increasing because of new pathovariants spred by global tourism, enhanced resistance to antiinfective drugs, potential bioterrorist attacks, etc. Concurrently, the advent of functional genomics technologies allows the rational, systematic unravelling of pathogenesis-related genes thereby identifying new targets for diagnostics, therapeutics, and prevention.

In contrast to human genome research with long-lasting, coordinated national programmes, the funding of genome research on human-pathogenic microorganisms ("pathogenomics") is fragmented, but - nevertheless - ready for restructuring.

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