The European Bioinformatics Institute is a non-profit academic organisation that forms part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. The EBI is a centre for research and services in bioinformatics. The Institute manages databases of biological data including nucleic acid, protein sequences and macromolecular structures.

The non-vertebrates genomic databases are maintained by the Ensembl Genomes team, enabling users to access and compare genome-scale data from species of scientific interest from across the taxonomy.

Rothamsted Research is the largest agriculture-based research Institute in the UK and is internationally renowned for work on crop protection and the management of pests, diseases and weeds.

PHI-base gathers expertedly curated information concerning the outcome of pathogen-host interactions at the molecular and biological level.


PhytoPath is funded by a grant from the Bioinformatics and Biological Resources Fund of the United Kingdom Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (grant number BB/I001077/1 from November 15th 2010 to November 15th 2013 and grant number K021201/1 from November 16th 2013) to the European Bioinformatics Institute and Rothamsted Research (from July 2010-July 2013).
The inclusion of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici has been funded by the award of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to EBI, the Broad Institute, and the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.