Desired Materials

PathogensBEI Resources is looking for deposits from researchers and scientists who have reagents and organisms related to NIAID’s A, B and C priority pathogen list, organisms related to Emerging Infections and other relevant microbiological organisms and materials which could be shared with the broader research community. Please contact us if you can provide assistance in obtaining these materials for the collection.

BEI Resources is particularly interested in acquiring the following materials:

  • Genome sequenced strains and animal challenge strains 

NIAID Category A Priority Pathogens

  • Bacillus anthracis (anthrax)
  • Clostridium botulinum toxin (botulism) - Clostridium botulinum Kyoto F and Beluga strains
  • Yersinia pestis (plague)  - Yersinia pestis GB and Antigua strains
  • Variola major (smallpox) and other related pox viruses
  • Francisella tularensis (tularemia)
  • Viral hemorrhagic fevers
  • Arenaviruses
    • LCM, Junin virus, Machupo virus, Guanarito virus
    • Lassa Fever
  • Bunyaviruses
    • Hantaviruses
    • Rift Valley Fever - Daubney
  • Flaviruses
    • Dengue
  • Filoviruses
    • Ebola
    • Marburg

 NIAID Category B Priority Pathogens

  • Burkholderia pseudomallei
  • Coxiella burnetii (Q fever)
  • Brucella species (brucellosis) - 2308, 9-941, 19, 45/20, 45/0
  • Burkholderia mallei (glanders)
  • Chlamydia psittaci (Psittacosis)
  • Ricin toxin (from Ricinus communis)
  • Epsilon toxin of Clostridium perfringens
  • Staphylococcus enterotoxin B
  • Typhus fever (Rickettsia prowazekii)
    • Food and Waterborne Pathogens
    • Bacteria
      • Diarrheagenic E.coli
      • Pathogenic Vibrios
      • Shigella species
      • Salmonella
      • Listeria monocytogenes
      • Campylobacter jejuni
      • Yersinia enterocolitica)
    • Viruses (Caliciviruses, Hepatitis A)
    • Protozoa
      • Cryptosporidium parvum
      • Cyclospora cayatanensis
      • Giardia lamblia
      • Entamoeba histolytica
      • Toxoplasma
      • Microsporidia
  • Additional viral encephalitides
    • West Nile Virus
    • LaCrosse
    • California encephalitis
    • VEE - Columbian subtype C and Mexico subtypes D and E
    • EEE
    • WEE
    • Japanese Encephalitis Virus
    • Kyasanur Forest Virus - W-371

NIAID Category C Priority Pathogens

Emerging infectious disease threats such as Nipah virus and additional hantaviruses.

NIAID priority areas:

  • Tickborne hemorrhagic fever viruses
    • Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic fever virus - Kodzha and V-3011
  • Tickborne encephalitis viruses
  • Yellow fever - Asibi
  • Multi-drug resistant TB
  • Influenza
  • Other Rickettsias
  • Rabies
  • Prions
  • Chikungunya virus - Bangkok
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV)
  • Antimicrobial resistance, excluding research on sexually transmitted organisms
  • Antimicrobial research, as related to engineered threats
  • Innate immunity, defined as the study of nonadaptive immune mechanisms that recognize, and respond to, microorganisms,microbial products, and antigens