VBI's Biocomplexity Approach

At the 2015 International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Beijing, VBI debuted this video primer on biocomplexity as a unifying focus of our institute's research.


  • Recent findings from an international team of scientists led by VBI fellow Daniela Cimini, have demonstrated that extra chromosomes in human cells contribute to an increased rate of errors in cell division.

  • The global fight against multidrug-resistant organisms brought the PATRIC team to China to train researchers, students, and members of the Chinese Center for Disease Control in tools to identify potential microbiological threats. 

  • Genetic information in a thin layer of cells found in developing embryos may signal a predisposition toward certain forms of brain and skin cancer according to recently published findings from the Garner Research Group.


Mark Orr and Samarth Swarup, NSF, "IBSS: Understanding Social Diffusion Dynamics Among Networked Cognitive Systems", $950,000, 09/01/15-02/28/19

Inside VBI

  • This VBI-sponsored symposium will feature presentations from global thought leaders in infrastructure, including Executive Director Chris Barrett. Special registration rates are available through Sept. 1 for all interested attendees.

  • As VBI's director of talent development transitions to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, HR staff members have restructured their roles to ensure uninterrupted support during her year-long project engagement.

  • This tailgate-themed event on Sept. 11 will feature food, music, family-friendly activities, and an institute-wide cornhole tournament. Guests are welcome and all attendees are encouraged to bring a side dish of their choice.

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