How essential genes may prevent the next pandemic

Project specs

Client

NIH

Contact

Ping Hu

Country

US

Funding agency

NIH

Length

03:00

Summary

Essential genes are indispensable for living organisms to grow and reproduce offspring in a certain environment. Different essential genes in different organisms can be selected as targets for combating emerging pathogens and antibiotic-resistant strains that may cause future pandemics.

Professor Xu’s team is studying essential gene targets through systems biology and computational algorithms to develop drugs to fight infectious diseases.

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