Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is PHIDIAS?
PHIDIAS is the Pathogen-Host Interaction Data integration and Analysis System.
2. Who are primary PHIDIAS users?
PHI researchers and bioinformaticians.
3. What are the pathogen and host targets?
PHIDIAS is focused on studying NIAID/CDC priority category A, B, and C pathogens, and other priority pathogens with regard to public health. The host targets are mainly human and mouse.
4. What are the relationships among different PHIDIAS components?
PHIDIAS contains several integrated components. They are designed to display and analyze genome information, curated PHI data, and gene expression raw data. Please look for the PHIDIAS work flow to understand the relationship between these components. All these components (except BLAST libraries) are linked to corresponding modules in the integrated PhiDB relational database.
5. Can I submit data to PHIDIAS?
Yes. Every one is welcome and encouraged to submit data from your own research or public literature. You first need to sign up for an account. After log in, you can simply follow the instructions for data submssion. Currently you can submit data for PHI related genes (Phigen) and molecular networks (Phinet).