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Investigation of a rare Ebola relapse case in Central Africa

A CViSB collaboration recently published their findings on an important Ebola relapse case in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A 25-year-old man who had been vaccinated against Ebola in December of 2018 fell ill with the disease six months later. He received experimental treatments for Ebola and was released from the hospital on June 29th, 2019. Unfortunately, the illness returned…
Michelle McGraw
May 6, 2021
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Launch of outbreak.info variant tracking

The Center for Viral Systems Biology (CViSB) at Scripps Research is tracking the prevalence of new variants of SARS-CoV-2—the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic—and making this information publicly available to drive global research efforts. The daily situation reports appear on Outbreak.info, a website created by the same team in early 2020, shortly after the emergence of COVID-19. The new reports add to the website’s…
Kristian Andersen
February 17, 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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The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in Europe and North America

Accurate understanding of the global spread of emerging viruses is critically important for public health responses and for anticipating and preventing future outbreaks. In a recent study published in Science, CViSB investigators and colleagues investigate when, where, and how the earliest sustained SARS-CoV-2 transmission networks became established in Europe and North America. The results suggest that rapid early interventions successfully…
Michelle McGraw
September 11, 2020
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NIAID funds new partner center

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the urgent need to protect the world from microbial threats, whenever and wherever they emerge. With a new $8.9 million grant, several CViSB investigators are partnering with peers in the United States and West Africa, a region of the world where infectious diseases are a high burden on public health. Together, we will seek…
Kristian Andersen
August 27, 2020
News

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
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The history of measles

Many infectious diseases are thought to have emerged in humans after the Neolithic revolution. While it is broadly accepted that this also applies to measles, the exact date of emergence for this disease is controversial. In a recent study from CViSB investigators and colleagues, the genome of a 1912 measles virus was sequenced from a formalin-preserved lung, representing the oldest…
Kristian Andersen
January 11, 2020
Workshop

Systems Biology Workshop

We are pleased to announce the 2nd annual CViSB Systems Biology workshop February 24-26, 2020 in La Jolla, CA. This two-and-a-half day workshop will emphasize computational systems biology approaches to improved understanding of host response to viral infection, across a spectrum of methods and applications.  Among topics discussed in the presentations will be included: evolution of virus and host immune…
Michelle McGraw
December 17, 2019