August 14, 2017

Using Big Data to Stop an Epidemic: Director Chris Barrett Interviewed by Healthcare Informatics

Leaders at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), in Blacksburg, Virginia, have been busy working on an exciting initiative: they have been developing an analytic modeling platform and simulation environment that make it possible to prepare for and prevent the spread of common infectious diseases such flu as well as rare diseases like Ebola and Zika.

August 01, 2017

Making the Invisible Visible: Biocomplexity Institute Launches Summer Program in Metagenomics

Students spent their summer at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech learning about a new branch of science called metagenomics, which allows researchers to capture a complete “snapshot” of all the organisms in an ecosystem from small environmental samples.

July 27, 2017

Saving the U.S. Census: Biocomplexity Institute’s Sallie Keller Featured in Science Magazine

As a lead researcher on the JASON report, Sallie Keller's team was tasked with finding ways to make the census more cost-effective without sacrificing data quality. Their findings chart a path forward for 2030.

July 26, 2017

Virginia Tech Team Takes Top Billing in NASA Competition

Virginia Tech students took first prize in a NASA competition to design cost-effective space habitats, guided by Biocomplexity Institute faculty member Kevin Shinpaugh.

July 18, 2017

New Tool Could Find Relief for America’s Overworked Energy Grid

Major spikes in demand raise costs for both power providers and consumers, but a model developed at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech could help to reduce energy waste.

July 17, 2017

Precision Medicine Could Help Patients Grappling with Life-threatening Intestinal Infections

Patients in long-term care facilities face an elevated risk of C. difficile infection, a life-threatening disease that could be managed more effectively with a precision medicine treatment plan.

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