Join the COMBREX community.
COMBREX is a multifaceted project that aims to bring together the
computational and experimental communities of biologists
in the interest of improving our understanding of microbial gene function.
- Apply for a grant. COMBREX previously offered small monetary grants for biochemists to experimentally verify predicted functions of bacterial and archaeal gene products. We anticipate being able to offer such grants again in the near future. In the meantime, thanks for your patience, and check back often.
- Post gene function predictions. COMBREX serves as a forum for computational biologists to post their most informative gene function predictions. Biochemists can then browse these predictions, and may choose to test some of them experimentally.
Search our database.
Our evolving database currently includes experimentally determined and computationally predicted functions for more than three million microbial genes.
- Learn more about navigating the database.
- Start searching – our search engine is in the green box above.
Gold and green sections indicate the number of experimentally validated genes; blue sections indicate the number of unvalidated genes with predicted functions; black sections indicate the number of genes with no predicted functions. See the FAQ for more information.
The good news is that COMBREX has successfully funded many grants to biochemists in its initial phase. The bad news is that our initial allocation of grant money has now been completely utilized. Regrettably, we must suspend funding of further grants until our own funding is renewed. We anticipate this is a temporary situation, as we are sending renewal applications to NIH and continue our strong interest in funding additional COMBREX grants in the near future.
In the meantime, we encourage interested laboratories to send us an email with a short (one or two paragraph) description of your project and this information will be highly helpful in our renewal application. Your full application would be placed at the top of our application stack upon renewal. We also continue to seek submission of predictions from computational prediction teams.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Last Update: 2010.03.10 09:50 Release Note
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- First Release: 2010.02.03
- Number of Species: 2
- Number of Genes: 3031
- Number of Protein Cluster: 2703