Institute for Genome Sciences
International Livestock Research Institute

Current News

February 2015
Malaria parasites unlikely to jump from animals to humans
A new study indicates that it is unlikely that Plasmodium species that infect other animals would cross over easily to humans.. read more

December 2014
Scientists Find Multiple Wolbachia Genomes Integrated in a Drosophila Chromosome
Investigators found multiple complete bacterial genomes integrated into an animal genome


Cis regulatory motifs and antisense transcriptional control in the apicomplexan Theileria parva.
Tretina K, R Pelle and JC Silva.
BMC Genomics. 2016 17(1):128. [read more].

Quantification of the ratio of host-to-parasite DNA in samples from Theileria parva-infected host lymphocyte cell lines.
Gotia HT, JB Munro, DP Knowles, CA Daubenberger, RP Bishop, JC Silva.
PLoS One. 2016 11(3):e0150401. [read more].

The genomes of three stocks comprising the most widely utilized live sporozoite Theileria parva vaccine exhibit very different degrees and patterns of sequence divergence.
Norling M, Bishop RP, Pelle R, Qi W, Henson S, Drábek EF, Tretina K, Odongo D, Mwaura S, Njoroge T, Bongcam-Rudloff E, Daubenberger CA, Silva JC.
BMC Genomics. 2015 Sep 24 [read more].

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Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS)

Formed in May 2007, the Institute for Genome Sciences is part of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is housed in the BioPark complex on the University of Maryland Baltimore campus. Read more.


International Livestock Reserach Institute (ILRI)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. Read more.


Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

CGIAR Livestock and Fish

DFID, Department for International Development

Feed the Future, United States Government¹s Program on Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative

USDA-ARS, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service