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The Genomes of Parasites - Dr. Jessie Kissinger

Parasites are a massive threat to human and animal health, underlying a significant number of important diseases. Dr. Jessica Kissinger of the University of Georgia has led and coordinated efforts to curate growing databases of pathogen genomic information that inform understanding of pathogen evolution, host and vectors. This information provides a better understanding of parasite biology, and ultimately provides valuable guidance about how pathogens are prevented and treated.

Nov 19, 2022 by Dr. Kevin Folta in Talking Biotech

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Parasites are known contributors to human disease and suffering, spanning a wide range of organisms. Dr. Jessie Kissinger from the University of Georgia has spent the last two decades curating genomic data from hundreds of parasites, their vectors and hosts. The information helps researchers generate hypotheses about parasites, and presents a fertile resources for comparing genomes and understanding similarities and differences across this diverse set of organisms. (Vector and Eukaryotic Pathogens Resource Center) (Clinical and Epidemiological resource with DIY analyses and many BGMF studies) @jcklab (Dr. Kissinger twitter) (lab website)


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