CEND Hackathon Winners Announced

Monday, 30 March 2020 by

On March 25th, at 2 PM PST, over 80 participants from around the world – ranging from Berkeley to New York City to France and India – hopped on a Zoom call to participate in the 2020 CEND COVID19 Hackathon, to address many issues coming from the pandemic. Some participants came with nearly fully-formed ideas,

Sevil Chelebieva, MHIRT fellow from the 2019 cohort, was featured in the Marin Independent Journal on September 9th, featuring her work done with mentor and professor Dr. Roland Cooper. Chelebieva, a student from Dominican University who was picked from a pool of highly competitive applicants to participate in CEND’s MHIRT program, spent the summer in

11th Annual CEND Symposium Recap

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 by

Written by Robyn Jong, PhD Candidate, Stanley Lab The 11th annual CEND symposium addressed three core themes: Molecular Diagnostics, Antibiotic Resistance, and Helminthic Diseases. During each of the three sessions, three speakers presented scientific research projects, product development, and policy. Topic-specific panels at the end of the session allowed the audience to pose questions to

Henry H. “Sam” Wheeler Jr., the founding donor and namesake for the Center for Emerging and Infectious Diseases, died this month at his home in Southern California. Sam was a highly engaged and interested supporter of CEND, and he will be sorely missed. Sam Wheeler was born in California in 1927. Ten years later, his

Virus in cattle linked to human breast cancer

Thursday, 17 September 2015 by

“A new study by UC Berkeley researchers establishes for the first time a link between infection with the bovine leukemia virus and human breast cancer. In the study, published this month in the journalPLOS ONE and available online, researchers analyzed breast tissue from 239 women for the presence of bovine leukemia virus (BLV), comparing samples from

UC Berkeley scientists have identified a key culprit responsible for the fluid loss and resulting shock that are the hallmark of severe — and potentially fatal — dengue virus infections. A team of researchers led by molecular virologist Eva Harris, a UC Berkeley professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, presented new evidence

Sangwei Lu from University of California, Berkeley in the U.S. will combine peanut butter with the antibiotic amoxicillin as a way to both treat pneumonia and boost nutrition in children from developing countries. They will test different formulations in healthy volunteers for texture and taste, and analyze stability over 12 months at different temperatures. They

The Fletcher Lab at UC Berkeley and its collaborators in the U.S. and around the world are designing technology that turns the camera of a mobile phone or tablet computer into a high-quality light microscope. By combining mobile microscopy with automation and wireless communication, we are creating new ways to tackle applications from infectious disease diagnosis to

CEND faculty affiliate Britt Glaunsinger was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow, marking her significant and ongoing contributions to basic virology science.  For the full feature story, please visit this link:

Mariane Ferme, a professor in UC Berkeley’s anthropology department, has spent years studying customs and practices in Sierra Leone.  Her work did not touch on medical issues until the current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Upper West Africa, the largest ever recorded. She realized that because spread of the infection has been almost exclusively through human-to-human

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