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Fourth Annual Systems Biology for Infectious Disease Research Programmatic Meeting
Hosted by the EnteroPathogens Center
November 5-7, 2012
Richland, WA

Third Annual Systems Biology for Infectious Disease Research Programmatic Meeting
Systems Influenza Center
November 6-8, 2011
Seattle, WA

Systems Virology Working Meeting
May 3rd and 4th, 2010
Madison, WI

International Conference on Primate Genomics
April 13th - 16th, 2010
Seattle, WA

Programmatic and SBWG Web Conference
January 26th 2010, 10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific time
Participants: Contract PIs, the SBWG and NIAID personnel
Platform: Microsoft Live Meeting

First Annual Systems Biology Programmatic and SBWG Meeting
November 9th and 10th 2009
Meeting participants included PIs and Research Projects and Cores leaders from all four programs in addition to NIAID personnel and members of the Systems Biology Working Group.


News Archive

Cells response to new coronavirus unveils possible paths to treatments

Systems Virology data sets are now being submitted to ViPR and IRD, two of the NIAID-funded Bioinformatics Resources Centers.
This allows for users to compare results from data sets across model platforms and pathogens.

Systems Virology Investigator, Dr. Yoshi Kawaoka, awarded the prestigious 2011 Spring Medal of Purple Ribbon
Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, Professor, Division of Virology, Head of the International Research Center for Infectious Diseases of IMSUT and Professor of Virology in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison received this spring's Medal with Purple Ribbon, which is awarded by the Japanese government. Normally, award winners for spring are announced in April, but this year's announcement was delayed due to the earthquake. The Medal with Purple Ribbon is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in academic fields. The award is a tremendous recognition of his work, which extends from basic research to applied research with such topics as the development of vaccines and clinical research in the field of virology. He not only made important discoveries in each of his works but also led the field and made big contributions toward efforts worldwide to control influenza.

Systems Virology to begin studies on the new H1N1 influenza strain
NIAID has as authorized our program to add the new H1N1 influenza strain to our investigations. We are currently integrating this virus into our systems biology approach for studying newly emerging respiratory viruses. We are comparing differences and commonalities in the host response between several H1N1 isolates and the H5N1 avian influenza virus using several model systems including a human lung epithelial cell line (Calu-3 cells) and C57black 6 mice. We will release data from these studies at this website as they become available.

Stimulus money to boost study of AIDs, cancer and more
October 1, 2009
Recent UW awards include $2.3 million to Michael Katze, professor of microbiology, for the development of a primate genomic resource.

UW receives nearly $17 million to study emerging respiratory viruses
November 6, 2008
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a contract to the UW to use systems biology approaches to comprehensively analyze and model the virus-host interactions and cellular response networks that are induced or altered during the course of acute respiratory virus infection.

Institute for Systems Biology, UW Researchers Win Bulk of $68M Grants To Study Flu, SARS
October 9, 2008
Seattle researchers snapped up the lion’s share of a massive round of grants announced today by the National Institutes of Health. The Institute for Systems Biology, the University of Washington, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA—along with a group at Stanford University—have been awarded five-year grants totaling $68.7 million to study dangerous viral pathogens like bird flu, SARS, and tuberculosis.

Staff begins moving into Rocky Mountain Labs addition
February 24, 2008
After more than 500,000 hours of labor, 28 million pounds of concrete and enough rebar to stretch from Hamilton to Glacier National Park, the Rocky Mountain Laboratories newest research facility is nearing completion.