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Virus Pathogen Resource

What is it?

Virus Pathogen Resource (ViPR) is a publicly available, NIAID-sponsored one-stop database and analysis resource that supports the research of viral pathogens in the NIAID Category A-C Priority Pathogen lists and those causing (re)emerging infectious diseases. ViPR integrates data from public repositories, direct submissions, and internal curation and analysis pipelines, and provides a suite of bioinformatics analysis and visualization tools to expedite virology research.

What can you do?

  • Search, analyze, and visualize virus data from a single integrated database
  • Study evolution of pathogenic viruses
  • Conduct comparative genomic studies
  • Predict new targets for diagnostics, prophylactics, vaccines, and therapeutics


Pickett BE, Liu M, et al.
Metadata-driven Comparative Analysis Tool for Sequences (meta-CATS): an Automated Process for Identifying Significant Sequence Variations That Correlate With Virus Attributes.

Virology. 2013 Dec 01; 447: 45-51.[more]

Pickett BE, Greer DS, et al.
Virus Pathogen Database and Analysis Resource (ViPR): a Comprehensive Bioinformatics Database and Analysis Resource for the Coronavirus Research Community.

Viruses. 2012 Nov 01; 4: 3209-26.[more]

Pickett BE, Sadat EL, et al.
ViPR: an Open Bioinformatics Database and Analysis Resource for Virology Research.

Nucleic Acids Research. 2012 Jan 01; 40: D593-8.[more]


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)