Function of Uncharacterized Genes of Acinetobacter baumannii
Program Director: Samuel I. Miller
Project Period: 07/01/13 – 06/30/18
This center was created to investigate the role of previously uncharacterized genes of Ab in its ability to cause human disease. The goal of our research is to find unexploited therapeutic approaches by elucidating the role of uncharacterized genes of Ab in this organisms mechanics of pathogenesis, resistance and persistence.
News and Events
A successful annual meeting
The 2015 NIAID Functional Genomics Program annual meeting in Seattle was a success. There were approximately 50 attendees and all 13 steering committee members were present.
NIAID Functional Genomics Program Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the NIAID Functional Genomics Program will take place at the University of Washington in Seattle on March 3, 2015. Read more...
New strain submitted for publication
Our center has sequenced and completed a strain of Acinetobacter baumannii, named AB5075-UW. The strain and related data have been submitted for publication. Details will be posted when available.
The GUNK center is part of the NIAID Functional Genomics Program, which includes four research groups:
- Harvard University School of Public Health - Functionalizing Lists of Unknown TB Entities (FLUTE)
- University of Chicago - Chicago Center for Functional Annotation (CCFA)
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Orfeome)
- University of Washington - Genes Unknown in Acinetobacter baumannii (GUNK)
Details on the Functional Genomics Program Steering Committee are available here.