Pathema: A Clade Specific Bioinformatics Resource
Note: Pathema is no longer supported and has been taken offline. If you are interested in supporting this project or a collaboration, please contact Lauren Brinkac (lbrinkac(AT)jcvi.org).
Pathema is the web resource for JCVI's NIAID-funded Bioinformatics Resource Center, one of eight such centers designed to support bio-defense and infectious disease research. The over-arching goal of Pathema is to provide a core resource that will accelerated scientific progress towards understanding, detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases caused by six clades of Category A-C pathogens — Bacillus anthracis, Clostridium botulinum, Burkholderia mallei, Burkholderia pseudomallei, Clostridium perfringens, Entamoeba histolytica — involved in new and re-emerging infectious diseases. Pathema provides comprehensive curated datasets for the targeted pathogen clades, along with advanced bioinformatics capabilities geared specifically towards biodefense requirements, and the identification of potential targets for vaccine development, therapeutics and diagnostics.