What is the Genome Database for Vaccinium (GDV)?

The Genome Database for Vaccinium (GDV) is a curated and integrated web-based relational database. The GDV is being developed to house and integrate genomic, genetic and breeding data for blueberry, cranberry and other Vaccinium species. The GDV will include the blueberry genome being sequenced by North Carolina State University, and annotated transcripts, traits, maps and markers being generated by Vaccinium researchers. The GDV is implemented using Chado and Drupal (Tripal) and will include public and private sites to meet individual research group needs.

Why do we need a Genome Database for Vaccinium?

The amount of genetic research data for Vaccinium is steadily increasing and there is a need for a system that can organize, filter and provide analysis of the available research to be directly applied in breeding programs. The idea of creating this database emerged from several group discussions, in which scientists, breeders, data curators, university professors and bioinformaticians started working on the publicly available genetic and genomic information to make it available for practical use in breeding programs.

The GDV Team

Dr. Dorrie Main

Principal Investigator

Dr. Sook Jung

Co-Principal Investigator 

Dr. Jodi Humann

Research Associate

Dr. Ping Zheng

Research Associate

Morgan Frank

Data Curator


Chun-Huai Cheng


Taein Lee


Katheryn Buble


Heidi Hough



Kristin Scott


Data Curator