As Data Secretary of the ICTV, I want to welcome everyone to the new ICTV web site. Development of this site is supported by our NIH grant, “Virus Taxonomy: A Community Knowledgebase Supporting Virus Research”, U24AI162625. The overall aims of the grant are to build a comprehensive biomedical knowledgebase focused on virus classification that will serve as a novel, scalable, sustainable infrastructure for supporting transformative research by virologists worldwide. This major resource will enhance knowledge of the role of viruses in the global ecosystem and increase the contribution of the ICTV to innovative scientific programs.
This new web site will modernize the ICTV data access infrastructure to provide a stable, responsive, scalable information technology platform based on modern, cloud- based, open-source systems. This infrastructure will provide an easy-to-use web-based platform supporting significant enhancements to our ability to provide information and tools on virus classification and taxonomy.
Development of this site would not have been possible without the hard work of the following individuals:
- Don Dempsey
- Curtis Hendrickson
- Alexey Shipunov
- Donald Smith
We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much more to come!
Elliot J. Lefkowitz, Ph.D. | Professor
Department of Microbiology | https://scholars.uab.edu/display/elliotl
Co-Director, Undergraduate Program in Bioinformatics | https://www.uab.edu/cas/bioinformatics/undergraduate
Director of Bioinformatics | UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science | https://www.uab.edu/bioinformatics/
Data Secretary | International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses | https://ictv.global/
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham