The 7th Annual Bay Area Symposium on Viruses will be held on May 19th, 2017 at the Li Ka Shing Center, UC Berkeley. About the Network The Bay Area Virus Network ( represents a constellation of scientists, engineers, and clinician researchers in the San Francisco Bay Area who are working to understand, prevent, and control

CEND’s 9th Annual Symposium will be held on March 31, 2017 from 9AM-5PM in 245 Li Ka Shing Center. This year’s symposium is ”Deconstructing TB: Insights from Fundamental Research.” Emerging and neglected diseases are a group of debilitating and often deadly infections. As a group, these diseases are poorly understood and generally lack effective tools for prevention,

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

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. TB researchers at all levels are encouraged to participate, and presentations will be focused primarily

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)

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