Results for: Genetics

Biocomplexity Institute collaborators Sai Ma and Chang Lu

March 15, 2018

Epigenomic Tool Breakthrough Has Implications for Identifying Disease Processes

Through a collaboration with Virginia Tech chemical engineering experts, Biocomplexity Institute researcher Hehuang "David" Xie has helped simplify the way scientists will identify the epigenetic roots of disease.

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.

June 15, 2017

Researchers Uncover New Immunometabolic Target for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatments

Researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech have discovered a new therapeutic target for inflammatory bowel disease, and it’s right inside our immune cells: a gene known as NLRX1.

March 29, 2017

Hopping the Species Barrier: Harmful Bacteria Discovered in Both Amphibians and Mammals

Once thought to affect mainly humans and livestock, Brucella bacteria are now being found in species scientists never expected. Previously unknown strains of the bacteria were recently discovered in African bullfrogs.

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.

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.