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ESPM Wildlife Lunch, Friday 27, Jan, 12-1 pm, Mulford 103 Emerging Disease at the Human-Wildlife Interface in Africa: What Are We Missing? Kathleen A. Alexander, Professor– Virginia Tech, College of Natural Resources Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation, Blacksburg, VA With the emergence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Ebola virus to Middle East

This coalition is gearing up for the fight against infectious disease. Here’s what they’re doing: “Over the next 5 years, the CEPI plans to bankroll the development of vaccines against three viral threats—Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)-coronavirus, Lassa, and Nipah—so that small outbreaks never get a chance to become raging epidemics. Formed last year without serious funding,

UC Berkeley pioneers immunotherapy

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UC Berkeley’s Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Research Institute is changing the way we think about cancer and infectious diseases. It turns out that these two have a lot in common, and IVRI is utilizing discoveries in both fields to create strides in treatment. The current issue of the journal Science Immunology features Russell Vance, Daniel Portnoy, Michael Eichberg, and David

On January 26, 1:30-4pm, the Quantitative Biology Institute at UCSF and the UCB Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases will co-host a workshop entitled “Mass Spectrometry Workshop for Biologists” at the Faculty Club, with a reception to follow from 4-5pm. This CEND – QBI workshop is in collaboration with the Gladstone Institutes, Sanford Burnham Prebys and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

2016 MHIRT Fellows, Frida Ceja’s and Alexis Toruño’s, international summer research experiences profiled in Dominican University of California newsletter. “Last spring, Alexis [Toruño], along with biology major Frida Ceja ‘17, received National Institute for Health (NIH) Global Health Disparities Research Fellowships through UC Berkeley’s Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases. The fellowships were funded by

Immune modulation by dengue virus: feeling the STING Featured Speaker: Ana Fernandez-Sesma, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai October 28, 2016 | 2:00 PM 101 Life Sciences Addition, UC Berkeley Sponsor: Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases

You are invited to the 2017 Pacific Tuberculosis Pathogenesis and Host-Response Research Retreat (PacTB) March 29-30, 2017 at the University of California, Berkeley The PacTB retreat, hosted by the UC Berkeley Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND), will bring together the West Coast’s rich academic TB research community for the first time.

Applicants may propose to perform an international training project within any single research group within a public or private research institute or not-for-profit within the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as Davis, Sacramento, or Santa Cruz, California.  As part of the Expression of Interest, applicants are asked to name the research group and (briefly)

The Annual Bay Area Symposium on Viruses was held on Friday, May 27th in the Li Ka Shing Auditorium on UC Berkeley’s main campus. This was the 6th year of the symposium, which brought together approximately 300 members of the Bay Area virology community for a series of scientific talks by faculty, industry representatives, post-docs, and

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