The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac)

VIDO-InterVac is one of North America’s largest containment level 2 and 3 vaccine and infectious disease research institutes. The state-of-the-art 250,000 square foot facility was designed and is approved for the study of Risk Group 2 and 3 infectious diseases. In addition to being Canada’s only research facility with containment level 3 large animal capacity, there is a 160 acre research farm for large animal studies up to containment level 2.

VIDO-InterVac’s laboratory space and animal accommodations are adaptable can accommodate varied research requirements.

Genomics Capabilities

The Hancock lab has developed popular, open source user-friendly tools for use by biologists and bioinformaticians. These encompass Network/Systems Biology approaches to analyzing large mammalian omic (particularly transcriptomic) data sets (NetworkAnalyst and InnateDB), a protein:protein interactions database, InnateDB, that is curated for immune system interactions but also incorporates all known experimentally verified and predicted interactions, and the Pseudomonas.com genome database.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary