The Ebola Database stems from the Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses (HFV) Database Project founded by Dr. Carla Kuiken in 2009 at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The HFV Database was modeled on the Los Alamos HIV Database, led by Dr. Bette Korber, and translated much of its tools, infrastructure and philosophy from HIV to HFV.
In 2014-2015, we updated and greatly enhanced the Ebola portion of the database to contain Ebola-associated genetic and immunological data, including the search interface, genome browser, curated nucleotide and protein sequence alignments (on the genus, species and outbreak levels), lists and genomic maps of T-cell epitopes and antibody binding sites, a list of important functional domains, and many web-based analysis tools.
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Kuiken C, Thurmond J, Dimitrijevic M, Yoon H. The LANL hemorrhagic fever virus database, a new platform for analyzing biothreat viruses. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Jan;40:D587-92
The HVF Database was originally funded through the Defense Department's Transformational Medical Technologies. The 2014-2015 update and enhancement to the Ebola portion was funded by LANL internal funds.