ROANOKE, June 25, 2002 - VBI Director Dr. Bruno Sobral was the guest today on the National Public Radio show “With Good Reason”, which features in-depth discussion of current events, as well as commentary from experts in a variety of fields. 

n his interview, he explained the emerging science of bioinformatics and discussed potential developments in the field. Much of his commentary also focused on PathPort, VBI’s pathogen portal that will connect pathogen databases around the world, thus aiding in rapid detection, identification, and forensic attribution of high-priority pathogens, whether causing infectious disease or potentially used as a biological weapon.

Dr. Sobral has been active in extensive bioinformatics research, and holds an additional position as a professor in the department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science at Virginia Tech.

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Published by Public Relations, June 24, 2002