New project aims to fuse top-down and bottom-up approaches in systems biology

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Virginia Tech researchers a $2.13 million grant to develop new systems biology approaches to study cells, one of the most basic units of life. Systems biology aims to study complex cellular systems by...

Integrating Top-Down and Bottom-up Models in Systems Biology with Applications to Cell Cycle Control in Budding Yeast

Source of Support: NIH  Amount Awarded: $2,090,926 (Peccoud’s Share $475,023) Period Covered: 05/01/11 to 04/30/17 Abstract: Two distinct approaches are being used to study complex cellular systems. The first approach automatically searches large datasets for correlations between genes and proteins and...

Virginia Tech Releases GenoTHREAT Open Source

Virginia Tech Releases GenoTHREAT Open Source

In order to ensure a broad dissemination of the biosecurity software developed by our group, Virginia Tech is licensing it open source. Read article.

Strengths and limitations of the federal guidance on synthetic DNA

The work of the 2010 VT-ENSIMAG Biosecurity team of students who participated in iGEM has been published by Nature Biotechnology. Read article.

The group is featured in Virginia Tech Research Magazine

Our research is featured in an article published by VT Research Magazine. Read article.

Essential information for synthetic DNA sequences

We encourage synthetic biologists to submit their sequences to GenBank. Nature Biotechnology will do the same. Read article.

GenoCAD ranked #21 in the list of most awesome open source applications

GenoCAD ranked #21 in the list of most awesome open source applications

Experts estimate that the number of open source apps available doubles every fourteen months. Sourceforge alone has more than 260,000 projects, and with so many open source apps now available from so many different repositories, it can be hard to...

Synthetic Pathogens Might Pose Bioterror Threat, Scientists Warn

Synthetic Pathogens Might Pose Bioterror Threat, Scientists Warn

A very interesting article from Global Security Newswire about the potential biosecurity risks of synthetic biology. Read article.

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