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Preliminary Report on H5N1 in Cattle

During the winter of 2020-2021, a new genotype of highly-pathogenic (HP) H5N1 avian influenza A virus emerged in Europe, comprising a reassortant between the epizootic HP clade 2.3.4.4b H5N8 and local low pathogenicity wildfowl strains. This new genotype caused record levels of infections in farmed poultry throughout Europe and quickly traveled, via waterfowl flyways, into North America, Africa and East…
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International collaboration strengthens global disease surveillance

Increasingly researchers have used wastewater surveillance as an effective tool to find out what viruses and which strains of viruses—for example, SARS-CoV-2 variants—are circulating within a community. Providing real-time insights into which diseases might be on the rise helps public health officials to detect and contain outbreaks before they become global pandemics. In late Spring 2023, Scripps Research postdoctoral associates…
August 11, 2023
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Congressional Testimony

This is a collection of material relevant to the July 11, 2023 hearing with the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. The hearing, titled "Investigating the Proximal Origin of a Cover Up". The hearing itself is a clear example of the politicization of scientific questions and targeting of scientists that have published peer-reviewed papers that go against a preferred political…
July 13, 2023
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Fact Check – There is No “Fauci Coverup”

An in-depth Fact Check performed by researchers at FactCheck.org investigated the conspiracy theory put forward by several individuals, including politicians, that Dr. Anthony Fauci gave scientists, including Dr. Andersen, grants worth $9 million to alter the scientific narrative on how the COVID-19 pandemic started. As outlined in this Fact Check, such allegations are unfounded and, in fact, impossible given well-known…
March 31, 2023
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Jyothi Purushotham and Holly Lutz recognized for career accomplishments

Congratulations to Jyothi Purushotham and Holly Lutz, two Andersen Lab postdoctoral researchers who recently received awards recognizing significant achievements in their respective areas of study. Jyothi Purushotham, PhD, was awarded the International Biomedical Research Alliance’s Outstanding Recent Graduate Award, an honor that aims to recognize those who embody scientific innovation and collaboration through significant early career discoveries. As an NIH-Oxford…
October 11, 2022
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Welcome 2022 interns!

The Andersen Lab would like to officially introduce and welcome eight summer interns selected from two programs offered by Scripps Research and the Scripps Research Translational Institute! Our interns are working closely with a mentor on either a wet lab or computational project to learn about the methods we use to study the emergence, spread, and occurrence of infectious diseases. Selected from a…
July 13, 2022
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Collaboration with GISAID to release Outbreak.info API

The Center for Viral Systems Biology (CViSB) at Scripps Research is collaborating with GISAID, a global data science initiative that facilitates public access to SARS-CoV-2 genomic data, to effectively track the global evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variants on Outbreak.info. Today, CViSB announces its collaboration with GISAID on an application programming interface (API) that enables access to all processed data on Outbreak.info. (more…)
June 6, 2022
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CViSB year in review

The first year of CViSB has been a busy one. Receiving the NIH grant in February, 2018 prompted the onboarding of new scientists, research trips to West Africa, and a myriad of planning and coordination meetings. Samples from over 250 Lassa and Ebola patients were collected during trips to Kenema Government Hospital (KGH). The samples will be used to generate…
May 21, 2019