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Moving to CSU

After 10 years at Virginia Tech, it is not without emotion that I am moving to CSU. I have joined the faculty of the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Colorado State University who offered me the Abell Chair in Synthetic Biology. Moving to CSU represents an exceptional opportunity to join a vibrant community […]

Biocomplexity Institute

On December 1st, 2015, the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) became the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. VBI was created 15 years ago, at a time when the acquisition and analysis of genomics sequences was the new frontier of biology. Today, the new frontier has shifted toward understanding networks of interacting entities from molecules to human […]

Scholar of the week

Thank you to whoever nominated me for the “Scholar of the Week” award. The goals of the Scholar of the Week are to recognize individuals while also telling people about research and scholarly activities at the university. Recognition is based on research and/or scholarship.  

Virginia Tech Libraries supports open-access journal PeerJ

The open access journal PeerJ is changing the open-access publication business model. Instead of a charging a publishing fee per article, it is a relying on a membership model. Each author pays a $99 lifetime membership to the journal but do not incur publication fees afterwards. The journal has been setting up partnerships with institutions […]