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Increasing Lassa Fever cases in West Africa causing concern

The drastic increase in Lassa Fever cases is causing significant health concerns in West Africa. In a recent article published by Science, CViSB scientists and collaborators investigate the concerning rise of this disease. Researchers are racing to understand the factors behind this alarming surge and develop strategies to combat this public health threat. Link to Science article
Michelle McGraw
February 26, 2024
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Five Years of CViSB

CViSB is 5 years old as of this February! Looking back, we have made significant strides toward our goal of identifying the human and viral factors that determine the outcome of infection with Lassa, Ebola, and SARS-CoV-2 viruses.  CViSB’s multi-disciplinary team has collected clinical, immunological, and genomic data, combined multi-omics technologies  and applied high-throughput (HTP) experiments to our unique patient…
Michelle McGraw
March 24, 2023
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NIAID’s Data Dissemination Working Group aims to open biomedical data to the world

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the research community has responded by sharing an unprecedented amount of data publicly, including millions of SARS-CoV-2 sequences, protein crystal structures, and in vitro assays which have allowed us to rapidly develop new diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines. Despite the widespread enthusiasm of the research community to share data publicly, however, disseminating and finding…
Michelle McGraw
March 6, 2023
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Collaboration with GISAID to release Outbreak.info API

The Center for Viral Systems Biology (CViSB) at Scripps Research is collaborating with GISAID, a global data science initiative that facilitates public access to SARS-CoV-2 genomic data, to effectively track the global evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variants on Outbreak.info. Today, CViSB announces its collaboration with GISAID on an application programming interface (API) that enables access to all processed data on Outbreak.info. “The API further realizes…
Michelle McGraw
June 13, 2022
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Douglas Lauffenburger awarded the 2021 Gordon Prize

Congratulations to our Modeling Core Co-Lead, Dr. Douglas Lauffenburger, who recently received the 2021 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. The Gordon Prize is presented by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to award those who develop engineering leaders through new methods of education. As the Ford Professor of Bioengineering and the founding head of…
Michelle McGraw
December 19, 2021
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CViSB Postdocs Travel to the DRC

Postdocs Raphaëlle Klitting and Edyth Parker were recently welcomed to the Pathogen Genomics Laboratory at the Institut National Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by CViSB collaborator, Dr. Placide Mbala. The purpose of the trip was two-fold; to sequence samples from the North Kivu Ebola outbreak 2018-2020 and to provide sequencing analysis workshops to INRB…
Michelle McGraw
October 4, 2021
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Symposium on Systems Biology of Host-Pathogen Interactions

We are pleased to announce the first Joint Symposium hosted by the Fluomics and CViSB centers. The symposium will highlight research from each center during eight brief talks. Keynote speaker Dr. Galit Alter from the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard will give a talk on humoral immune system omics. The symposium will conclude with an open forum for…
Michelle McGraw
February 16, 2021
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Scripps Research Tracks Prevalence of New COVID-19 Strains with Daily Situation Report

Feb. 10, 2021 LA JOLLA, CA – The Center for Viral Systems Biology (CViSB) at Scripps Research is tracking the prevalence of new strains of SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic. The team behind Outbreak.info has created a dashboard for viewing daily reports that describe the current situation, focusing on the United States, and has made this publicly available…
Michelle McGraw
February 11, 2021
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New central resource for global COVID-19 research

CViSB is proud to share Outbreak.info, developed by the Su, Andersen, and Wu labs at Scripps Research with input and investment from the CViSB team.  Outbreak.info is a site that goes beyond compiling the latest reported COVID-19 cases. It seeks to provide:  Meaningful analyses that are easily decipherable by the general public  Improve data visualization Centrally house all things COVID-19…
Michelle McGraw
August 27, 2020
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CViSB receives new award to analyze the spread and evolution of novel coronavirus

A $1.3 million dollar grant supplement awarded to CViSB will fund a new collaboration with Lauren Gardner, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University to analyze the spread and evolution of SARS-CoV-2.  CViSB's renowned data scientists will design the computational models and visualization software necessary to combine layers of data into one larger picture to explore and understand SARS-CoV-2 transmission and possible…
Michelle McGraw
June 11, 2020