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June 08, 2018

Virginia State Budget Includes $25 million for Virginia Tech-led Commonwealth Cyber Initiative

The newly funded program will leverage Virginia Tech's Data Analytics Center and the Biocomplexity Institute to bring together computer scientists, engineers, and statisticians to meet the research and talent needs of a data-intensive world. As the lead organization of this initiative, Virginia Tech will issue a report to the General Assembly by December 1 to outline next steps for the program. 

April 19, 2018

Research Team Tests Technology That Could Automatically Alert Federal Agents to Terrorist Threats

Experts at the Next Century Corporation will lead a joint research effort between the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, the Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and Draper Labs to create a system that can flag potential terrorist activities as quickly as a credit card company alerting consumers to suspicious spending behavior on their accounts.

April 02, 2018

Virginia Tech Provides Key Intel in U.S. and Egyptian-led Battle Against a Major Pest

A collaboration between the Biocomplexity Institute's Network and Simulation Science Lab and Virginia Tech's Feed the Future Innovation Lab has yielded advanced modeling data about the potential spread of fall armyworm in Egypt.

October 05, 2017

Top Researchers Convening to Explore Evidence That Could Change the Way Science Looks at DNA

The Biocomplexity Institute will host a ground-breaking symposium, “Beyond Sequence Alignment,” October 16-17, 2017, to further investigate the possibilities of developing new sequence-to-structure analytics. Leading-edge scientists from across the country will gather to analyze new ways to assess information contained in DNA sequences.

February 28, 2017

Virginia Tech Leads DARPA Project to Develop Tools for Next Generation Social Science

Making social science experiments scalable to large populations is a major objective of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Next Generation Social Science program. To support this program, the agency has awarded Virginia Tech and four other university partners $3 million to conduct research that will streamline modeling processes, experimental design, and methodology in the social sciences.

May 17, 2016

Virginia Tech Awards More Than $11 Million to Help Feed People in Developing Countries

The Biocomplexity Institute's initiative to computationally model the spread of invasive species is among eight projects that will help farmers in seven countries.

October 08, 2015

Grant Supports New Interdisciplinary PhD Program Focused on Big Data and Urbanization

Virginia Tech will create a new Ph.D. certificate program focused on big data and urbanization with a grant of nearly $3 million over a five-year period from the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program.

November 02, 2010

PATRIC Driving Biological Projects Awarded

The Pathosystems Resource Integration Center (PATRIC, http://www.patricbrc.org), a bacterial Bioinformatics Resource Center (BRC) funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is pleased to announce awards for its Driving Biological Projects (DBPs). DBPs are two-year awards that that focus on infectious diseases research related to human bacterial pathogens. Research includes the use of high-throughput experimental technologies (HTP) to functionally characterize the genome, proteome or metabolome of bacterial organisms and/or host-pathogen interactions.

October 11, 2009

VBI Awarded $27 Million From NIH to Support Infectious Disease Research

BLACKSBURG, Va., October 12, 2009 – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a 5-year, $27,670,448 contract to the CyberInfrastructure Group (CIG) of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech to support the biomedical research community’s work on infectious diseases. The funding will be used to integrate vital information on pathogens, provide key resources and tools to scientists, and help researchers to analyze genomic, proteomic and other data arising from infectious disease research.