Myron Brakke Exhibit
Myron Brakke, the first Nebraskan elected into the National Academy of Sciences, is honored by an exhibit displaying the first-ever high speed swing bucket rotor that he designed, developed and help manufacture that was central his most notable accomplishment of developing density gradient centrifugation for the purification and characterization of viruses and macromolecules. The exhibit displays the rotor, information on his life and scientific career, as well as information on significant contributions of Nebraskan scientists to the field of virology. The exhibit was conceived, designed and developed in a collaborative effort of students, staff and faculty in the first-of-its-kind course entitled “Exhibits”. The exhibit is on permanent display in the Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, home of the Nebraska Center for Virology.
Nebraska Today Article
18th Annual Symposium in Virology
March for Science 4/22/17
On Saturday April 22nd, people around the world marched for science (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/356/6336/356.full.pdf). Lincoln was no exception with an estimated 2500 participants. What some may not know is that our own members of the NCV were key contributors to the March for Science Lincoln. Continue reading here.
$1.3M NIH grant to aid study of plants’ viral defense
Hernan Garcia-Ruiz did not understand why the farmers could no longer grow the tomatoes and peppers and beans that had once fed their small town north of Mexico City. He was a child then, watching the farmers reluctantly abandon their favored crops for corn and wheat. (Full article)
Study confirms simian ancestors of HIV can infect human cells
No one knows exactly how it happened. It may have entered through a cut or bite wound, the blood of a chimpanzee seeping into an exposed fingertip or forearm or foot.... (Full article)
Dr. Asit Pattnaik interviewed by 10/11 about Zika virus
The Zika Virus has been around since the 1940s, generally in Africa, but it has not been studied in depth. Now though, researchers are hitting the ground running as the virus has spread like wildfire through areas in South and Latin America, and over the last several weeks, multiple cases have been reported ... (continue reading on 10/11)
Nutech Ventures - Breakthrough of the Year
The Breakthrough Innovation of the Year award, which was presented to Hiep Vu, Fernando Osorio, Asit Pattnaik and Fangrui Ma for their PRSS Vaccine. The PRSS Vaccine creates a method for the development of a porcine reproductive and respiratory virus vaccine strain capable of inducing broad protection. Current vaccines on the market only protect against a specific strain of the virus, which costs the swine industry more than $640 million a year.
Welcome from the NCV Director: Dr. Charles Wood
Welcome to the Nebraska Center for Virology (NCV) web site. I hope you will find the information about our Center, our research program, and our research projects on different plant, animal and human viruses interesting and exciting. If you are a perspective student, we hope to inspire you to join our program to becoming a virologist, to explore the wonderful and challenging world of viruses......
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