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  1. Database for Reference Grade Microbial Sequences (FDA-ARGOS)

FDA-ARGOS Collaborators

Principal Investigator/ Subject Matter Expert

  • Heike Sichtig, M.S. Ph.D., U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Division of Digital Health, Center for Devices and Radiological Health

FDA-ARGOS team members include representatives from the:

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Institute for Genome Sciences at University of Maryland
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory

FDA-ARGOS funding agencies:

  • FDA’s Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats
  • Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD)

Sample acquisition collaborators include:

  • American Type Culture Collection/ BEI
  • Bernard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Germany
  • British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)
  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  • George Washington University
  • Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD)
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL)
  • Los Alamos National Lab (LANL)
  • Mayo Clinic
  • National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC)
  • National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH-NIAID)
  • New York State Wadsworth Laboratories
  • Public Health Agency Canada (PHAC)
  • Public Health England (PHE)
  • Rockefeller University
  • Rutgers University
  • Stanford University Medical Center
  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC)
  • U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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