Results for: Education and Outreach

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April 04, 2018

How Opioid-Related Messaging Goes Viral: Researchers Share Findings From Social Media Study

Pulling data from more than 5,400 opioid-related Twitter posts, scientists at the Biocomplexity Institute searched for common factors among the most highly shared content. They shared their findings with public health professionals from across the commonwealth at the 2018 Virginia Public Health & Healthcare Preparedness Academy in Roanoke.

December 18, 2017

Class of 2017: Marc Fialkoff Informs the Future of Critical Infrastructure and Disaster Recovery

With guidance from Biocomplexity Institute faculty, Mark Fialkoff, a 2017 Ph.D. graduate, has used his expertise in transportation law and planning to help solve global problems in critical infrastructure and nuclear security. 

October 14, 2016

Virginia Tech Researchers to Showcase Innovation ‘From Molecules to Policy’ at Nov. 1 Symposium

The Biocomplexity Institute’s Research Symposium on Nov. 1 will feature an array of groundbreaking discussions, poster presentations, and networking opportunities with top researchers in the biocomplexity field.

September 22, 2016

Embedded Learning Experiences Help Students Get Their Start in Research Science

Learn how immersive education programs developed by the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech are helping a new generation of researchers get the experience they need to succeed in industry, government, and academia.

August 04, 2015

PATRIC: Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Worldwide

Antibacterial resistance is becoming an increasingly pressing problem in hospitals around the world. More and more species of bacteria are developing resistances to commonly used antibiotics, forcing an antibacterial arms race that often results in the death of patients.

February 10, 2014

Passion for Virus Tracker in a Box is Contagious

BLACKSBURG, Va., February 10, 2014-- The late Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson may have been the first to declare, “I am a part of all that I have met,” but a novel classroom tool created by researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech may be the first to make students actually believe it.

December 02, 2013

Scientists Aid in Fighting Deadly, Drug-Resistant TB Around the World

BLACKSBURG, Va, December 2, 2013 – Researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have recently returned from a trip halfway across the globe in the race to confront drug-resistant tuberculosis. As part of a week-long course in comparative genomics organized by researchers from the Broad Institute, senior bioscientist and computational biologist Rebecca Wattam trained participants on using the Pathosystems Resource Integration Center (PATRIC). PATRIC is a web-based portal that provides bacterial infectious disease researchers with analysis tools and comparative data.  The course took place at the Kwazulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) in Durban, South Africa and involved participants from all over Africa.

July 17, 2013

‘Zombie Virus’ to be Unleashed at National Boy Scout Jamboree to Teach Kids About Contagious Disease

BLACKSBURG, Va., July 17, 2013 – If researchers from Virginia Tech's Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have their way, 50,000 Boy Scouts might just turn into zombies as part of an educational game called "Virus Tracker" during the national Boy Scout Jamboree from July 16 to July 22 at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.