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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 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.

December 08, 2017

Look Inside a New ‘Small World’ at the Blacksburg Nature Center Thanks to Virginia Tech Biologists

A new exhibit, developed by a graduate student at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, introduces kids to the basic "building blocks" of plant and animal life: cells.  

November 01, 2017

Biocomplexity Institute Hosts Research Symposium and Data Center Ribbon-Cutting

The 2017 Research Symposium on November 8 will feature groundbreaking discussions, poster sessions, and networking with top researchers—register now to attend or livestream the event on Facebook.

October 26, 2017

Virginia Tech Scientists Share Research at Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

Virginia Tech leaders, scientists, and engineers will gather Oct. 29-30 to focus on challenges in emerging infections and preparedness for the 2017 Summit of the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (VASEM). 

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.

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.

December 15, 2016

Gizem Korkmaz Presents Outstanding New Faculty Lecture in National Capital Region

Korkmaz's presentation explored how public protests and other forms of collective action are coordinated through social media, applying a game theoretical model to assess when people are likely to participate in movements they encounter online.

November 03, 2016

Researchers Will Present Results of Summer Projects at Symposium Nov. 16

Hosted at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, the GFURR Summer Research Symposium brings together university researchers and partner organizations to facilitate conversations about patterns and processes of urbanization and regional development, with a special emphasis on the long-term resilience.

November 01, 2016

Virginia Tech to Dedicate Steger Hall on Nov. 11

The two separately constructed parts of the facility that collectively house the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech will now be known as Steger Hall. The name honors Virginia Tech President Emeritus Charles W. Steger, one of the longest serving and most consequential presidential leaders in the history of Virginia Tech. 

October 19, 2016

Global Forum Takes Interdisciplinary Approach to Risk and Societal Resilience

Biocomplexity Institute Research Associate Professor Mark Orr was one of fifteen international scholars to participate in a two-day workshop, “Risk, Fear, and Resilience: Implications for Societies, Communities, and Individuals,” sponsored by the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience at Virginia Tech.

October 18, 2016

Researchers Present Invasive Species Modeling Project at the International Congress of Entomology

The Virginia Tech-led Feed the Future Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab led a symposium at the Congress of Entomology on the global spread of the South American tomato leafminer, showcasing number of innovative containment measures.

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.

October 10, 2016

TEDxVirginiaTech Speakers Will Share Ideas of Inspiration Nov. 10

In its fifth year, TEDxVirginiaTech will bring together Virginia Tech faculty, students, alumni, and members of the local community for a night of inspiring and thought-provoking ideas.

May 24, 2016

Biotechnology Educators Conference Connects STEM Instructors to Emerging Science

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.

May 10, 2016

Data, Decision Sciences Key Ingredients for Virginia Tech to Solve Global Problems

Faculty members gathered to discuss Virginia Tech's development as a global destination for the data and decision sciences during a recent Beyond Boundaries meeting.

April 16, 2015

Research Symposium 2015: Bright Futures

Ever wonder what happens when you put the most brilliant minds in bioinformatics together in one room?

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.

May 31, 2005

VBI hosts BRC and IOWG meetings

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 1, 2005 – On May 16 through 18, 2005, the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) hosted the second Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRC) and Interoperability Working Group (IOWG) meeting.