May 18, 2018

New sequencing technology helps researchers understand brain cell development

For many years, neuroscientists have focused on the role of neurons in brain development nearly to the exclusion of all else. Recent discoveries powered by genomic sequencing are standing accepted theories of brain development on their heads.

May 07, 2018

A Legacy of Innovation: Remembering the President Who Helped Establish Our Institute

On May 6, 2018, the Virginia Tech community suffered a great loss with the passing of President Emeritus Charles Steger. His vision, however, lives on: to establish our university as a global leader in cross-cutting research inititives. Few places on campus bear this legacy more directly, or more proudly, than the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. This story from 2016 sums up why our home is now known as Steger Hall.

May 02, 2018

Creating a Computing Center That Can Solve Science’s Most Complex Problems

Fueled by over 2 megawatts of power and cutting-edge equipment from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the Biocomplexity Institute's new data center is ready to help our collaborators address issues ranging from disasters to disease outbreaks.

April 24, 2018

Virginia Tech Researchers Awarded $1.7m to Support Fast, Effective Responses to Biological Attacks

Federal agencies preparing for the possibility of a biological attack are funding research that could help victims receive customized medical care. The Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech’s Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory will head up a 5-year project to develop a system public health officials could use to immediately identify the best treatment strategy for anyone exposed to a toxic biological agent.

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 12, 2018

What if a Nuke Goes Off in Washington DC: Disaster Simulation Research Featured in Science Magazine

Simulations of artificial societies can help government planners be better prepared for their unthinkable, worst-case scenarios. The Biocomplexity Institute's latest advances in disaster simulation are being featured in Science Magazine.

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