Microbial Sequencing Centers


The goal of these centers is to provide rapid and cost-efficient production of high quality genome sequences of NIAID category A – C priority pathogens and invertebrate vectors of disease. The centers also offer genotyping platforms to identify genes that play a role in virulence, host-pathogen interaction and host susceptibility to infectious diseases.   NIAID will accept and review white papers to sequence microorganisms or their invertebrate vectors of infectious diseases that are considered agents of bioterrorism or cause emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases and related strains or species. Investigators in academia, not-for-profit organizations, industry, and other government agencies worldwide may request microbial genome sequencing and genotyping services.   For further information on the services provided by the Microbial Sequencing Centers please visit: http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/research/resources/mscs/default.htm

Also, if you have any questions please feel free to contact Maria Giovanni (mgiovanni@niaid.nih.gov ) or Punam Mathur (mathurpu@niaid.nih.gov ).  

Maria & Punam    

Punam Mathur Health Specialist

Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases


6610 Rockledge Dr.

MSC 6603; Room 4805

Bethesda, MD 20892-6603

301-496-1884 Phone

301-480-4528 FAX