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Submit Virus Sequences

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Partner with Us

The NCBI Virus Resource is looking for partners to help us improve the quality and usability of viral sequence data stored in the public NCBI databases. We are particularly interested in working with researchers and communities to update the annotation of refseq sequence records, to normalize sample descriptors, and to supplement information included in public sequence records with that included in publications and other repositories.


How to Cite Us?

When citing NCBI Virus, please refer to:

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Virus Variation Resource - improved response to emergent viral outbreaks. Hatcher EL, Zhdanov SA, Bao Y, Blinkova O, Nawrocki EP, Ostapchuck Y, Schaffer AA, Brister JR. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Jan 4;45(D1):D482-D490. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw1065. Epub 2016 Nov 28.

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Scientific Advisors

We actively collaborate with experts within the field to enhance the quality of available data.

The following list includes people who regularly provide general guidance and assist in specific sequence annotation and classification issues. We welcome advice from other experts, so please contact us with suggestions.

Name Field of Expertise Institution
Andrew J. Davison Adenoviridae MRC Virology Unit, Glasgow, Scotland UK
Balazs S. Harrach Adenoviridae Veterinary Medical Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Guillaume Blanc Algal viruses The National Center for Scientific Research, Paris, France
Philippe Colson Algal viruses, Hepatitis E Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France
David D. Dunigan Algal viruses, other large DNA viruses University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE USA
Bradley Blitvich Arboviruses (including Flaviviridae) Iowa State University, IA
David Prangishvili Archaeal viruses Istitut Pasteur, Paris, France
Charles Fulhorst Arenaviridae University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX USA
Vijay Dhanasekaran Astroviridae, Picornaviridae Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Evelien Adriaenssens Bacterial and archael viruses University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Johannes A. Jehle Baculoviridae Julius Kühn-Institut, Germany
David A. Theilmann Baculoviridae Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food, BC Canada
Dennis Rubbenstroth Bornaviridae Department of Virology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Sergey Morzunov Bunyaviridae University of Nevada School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Reno, NV USA
Stanislav Sosnovtsev Caliciviridae NIH/NIAID, Bethesda, MD USA
Alexander V. Karasev Closteroviridae University of Idaho, Moscow, ID USA
Mart Krupovic Evolution/computational biology Istitut Pasteur, Paris, France
Carla Kuiken Flaviviridae HCV database, Los Alamos, NM USA
Vladimir Yamshchikov Flaviviridae Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, AL USA
Peter Simmonds Flaviviridae University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
F. Murilo Zerbini Geminivirdae Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa, Brazil
Vladimir Chulanov Hepadnaviridae Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Moscow, Russia
Andrew J. Davison Herpesviridae MRC Virology Unit, Glasgow, Scotland UK
V. Gregory Chinchar Iridoviridae Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS USA
Jens H. Kuhn Mononegavirales Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick, NIH/NIAID, Frederick, MD USA
Ralf Dietzgen Mononegavirales The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD Australia
Gavin Smith Orthomyxoviridae Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Alison A. McBride Papillomaviridae NIAID/NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
Sherwood Casjens Phages University of Utah Medical School, Salt Lake City, UT USA
Simon Roux Phages DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA USA
Andrew M. Kropinski Phages University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Konstantin M. Chumakov Picornaviridae Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD USA
Nick J. Knowles Picornaviridae The Pirbright Institute, Pirbright, England UK
Michael J. Adams Plant viruses England UK
Anne-Lise Haenni Plant viruses Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France
Elliot J. Lefkowitz Poxviridae University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL USA
Paula Traktman Poxviridae Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC USA
Chris Upton Poxviridae University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Jelle Matthijnssens Reoviridae, virus discovery REGA Institute for Medical Research, University in Leuven, Leuvern, Belgium
Brian Foley Retroviridae HIV Databases, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM USA
Roger Ptak Retroviridae Southern Research Institute, Frederick, MD USA
Andrew Firth RNA virus translation University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Alexander E. Gorbalenya RNA viruses, Nidovirales, Picornaviridae Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
Arvind Varsani ssDNA viruses University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Scott Weaver Togaviridae University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX USA
Kay Scheets Tombusviridae Oklahoma State University, OK USA
Ricardo Flores Viroids Polytechnical University and CSIC, Valencia, Spain
Eric Delwart Virus discovery Blood System Research Institute & University of California, San Francisco, CA USA
Davin Wang Virus discovery Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO USA

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