SNIC
SUPR
SNIC SUPR
Human adenovirus phylogenetics
Dnr:

SNIC 2017/7-285

Type:

SNAC Small

Principal Investigator:

Niklas Arnberg

Affiliation:

UmeƄ universitet

Start Date:

2017-12-07

End Date:

2019-01-01

Primary Classification:

30109: Microbiology in the medical area

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Allocation

Abstract

In this project we would like to shed more light on the evolutionary history of human adenoviruses, and also propose new human adenovirus types. Analysing 279 Swedish human adenovirus strains phylogenetically, we pointed out several new human adenovirus type candidates, and sequenced these completely at the Uppsala Genome Center of the National Genomics Infrastructure, SciLifeLab. We need computing resources to analyse the complete genomes of these strains, and to provide adequate and precise type demarcation criteria. First results were already published this year, and the contribution of SNIC was acknowledged in the publication (PMID: 28923509).