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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 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 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.

March 15, 2018

New Study Targets Effects of Social Media on Collective Action

Research assistant professor Gizem Korkmaz developed the Common Knowledge and Social Networks project to understand how social media influences participation in risky collective action. It is the first time the Biocomplexity Institute has received funding from the Minerva Research Initiative. 

October 10, 2017

Biocomplexity Institute Launches Campaign to Fight Breast Cancer’s Overwhelming Impact in Appalachia

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 

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.

September 29, 2017

Lab Director Raises $10 Million to Launch Private Development of Therapeutics for Autoimmune Disease

Biocomplexity Institute Lab Director Josep Bassaganya-Riera announced a successful round of Series A funding for his privately established biotherapeutics company. Landos Biopharma Inc. will develop treatments for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis that could bring relief to the approximately 1.6 million American and 4 million global sufferers of IBD. 

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.

September 27, 2016

Search for Common Traits of “Survivor Cells” Could Help Build Stronger Synthetic Organisms

Biocomplexity Institute researchers will lead a team of international collaborators, working to identify traits that help some organisms continue to function despite extreme variations in their surroundings and internal composition.

September 27, 2016

Biocomplexity Institute Researcher Earns NIH Grant to Explore Brain Epigenome

A new grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health will help scientists develop a deeper understanding of long-term memory, research that could help certain patients regain lost brain functions.

July 26, 2016

Scientists’ Search for ‘Noise-Canceling’ Gene Networks Supported by New NSF Grant

A team of Virginia Tech researchers is leading an effort to uncover the mysterious genetic factors responsible for regulating cellular noise levels, backed by a half-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation.

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.

March 28, 2016

Thermo Fisher Gift Allows Researchers to Explore How Genetic Expression Co-evolves With Environment

Thermo Fisher Scientific, a leading developer of scientific technology, is providing the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech with advanced analytical equipment instrumentation and a fellowship gift that will help the university advance its DNA sequencing research.

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,, 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.