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.
The tiny organisms that live inside us can impact everything from stress levels to cancer risk. Starting this fall, Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech faculty will play a special role in training the next generation researchers in the exciting fields of molecular and cellular biology.
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.
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Biocomplexity Institute volunteers have launched a campaign to send free mammograms to local communities in need. You can help by contributing today at crowdfundt.vt.edu/vtfightsbc.
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.
In order for today’s students to be competitive, educators say they need to be exposed to STEM activities early and often. To meet this need, the Biocomplexity Institute began hosting an annual STEM Summer workshop providing a fun, low-pressure way for high schoolers to explore what these scientific fields have to offer.
An intensive summer program pulls together undergraduate, graduate and postdoc students from multiple disciplines to find solutions to some of the most pressing social issues of our time. The Data Science for Public Good (DSPG) program is a joint effort of the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech and the Honors College.
A new effort to assess the cost-efficiency of open-source software, led by the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech’s Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, was carried out with assistance from undergraduate students at the university’s Blacksburg campus.
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.
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.
Rocket launches, outdoor excursions, and ideas brought to life in a 3-D printer may sound like the ingredients for an ideal vacation, but for 16 young men and women from the Achievable Dream Academy in Newport News, Virginia, this is the agenda for a one-of-a-kind summer internship.
The Biocomplexity Institute's Data Science for the Public Good program teaches students how to sift through vast amounts of information related to public safety, employment, and the provision of services to discover how communities can become more efficient and sustainable.
Founded to connect science teachers to the most cutting-edge methods in their fields, the second annual Biotechnology Educators Conference will be held at Virginia Tech on July 27-29. The 2016 program is slated to provide 50 high school and 10 community college instructors with fully funded learning experiences.
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.
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.
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.
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.