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Jyothi Purushotham and Holly Lutz recognized for early career accomplishments

Congratulations to Jyothi Purushotham and Holly Lutz, two Andersen Lab postdoctoral researchers who recently received awards recognizing significant achievements in their respective areas of study.  Jyothi Purushotham, PhD, was awarded the International Biomedical Research Alliance’s Outstanding Recent Graduate Award, an honor that aims to recognize those who embody scientific innovation and collaboration through significant early career discoveries. As an NIH-Oxford…
Michelle McGraw
October 12, 2022
Press ReleasePublication

Risk posed by Lassa virus in Africa may dramatically increase over the next 50 years

A CViSB study published in Nature Communications last week characterized the factors that support Lassa virus circulation in West Africa through analyzing environmental data associated with virus occurrence. The research team, led by postdoc Raphaëlle Klitting, utilized ecological niche modeling to pinpoint temperature, precipitation, and the presence of pastureland as key contributors to viral spread. Combining this analysis with projections…
Michelle McGraw
October 5, 2022
Jobs

The Andersen Lab is hiring a Research Technician

Calling all aspiring infectious disease researchers! The Andersen lab at the Scripps Research Institute seeking a Research Technician to assist with diverse projects using high-throughput sequencing, multi-omics immune profiling, and computational approaches to study emerging viruses and resulting outbreaks of disease. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to contribute to our systems immunology projects for SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens.…
Michelle McGraw
August 1, 2022
Summer interns 2022Training

Welcome Summer Research Interns!

The Andersen Lab would like to officially introduce and welcome eight summer interns selected from two programs offered by Scripps Research and the Scripps Research Translational Institute! Our interns are working closely with a mentor on either a wet lab or computational project to learn about the methods we use to study the emergence, spread, and occurrence of infectious diseases.…
Michelle McGraw
July 12, 2022
Press ReleasePublication

Early detection of SARS-CoV-2 variants in wastewater

The CViSB developed tool, Freyja, is helping scientists detect SARS-COV-2 variants circulating in a community before they appear in clinical tests. As described in the recent Nature publication describing the study,  wastewater sampling is a cheaper, faster, and more accurate way for public health officials and researchers to detect rising cases, and now, it can accurately determine the genetic mixture…
Michelle McGraw
July 11, 2022
Andersen LabJobs

The Andersen Lab is hiring!

Calling all aspiring infectious disease researchers! The Andersen lab at the Scripps Research Institute seeking to hire 1-2 Research Technicians to assist with our diverse projects using high-throughput sequencing and computational approaches to study emerging viruses and the outbreaks they cause, including SARS-CoV-2, Lassa, Ebola, West Nile, and Zika. This full time position in beautiful La Jolla, California will provide…
Michelle McGraw
June 20, 2022
NewsPress Release

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
News

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
Jobs

We are Hiring!

CViSB and Outbreak.info are HIRING! Do you have a passion for global health? An interest in infectious disease research such as Lassa Fever, Ebola, and SARS-CoV-2? Looking for an opportunity to work with leaders in the fields of computational biology, bioinformatics, and genomics?  We have positions open in a wide range of experience, backgrounds, and talents right now including: Backend…
Michelle McGraw
August 27, 2021