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29 July 2015: COBRE Small Grants Program

APPLICATION DUE DATE: August 21, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (Hawaii time)
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW PERIOD: August to September 2015

University of Hawaii (UH) faculty engaged in research in microbiology, immunology, infectious diseases and tropical medicine a…

27 May 2015: Hantavirus in the Northern Red-backed Vole

Genetic evidence is provided for the first time that Hokkaido virus (HOKV) is harbored by both the grey red-backed vole (Myodes rufocanus) and northern red-backed vole (Myodes rutilus) in Siberian Russia. That HOKV was found irrespective of whether the dominant Myodes species was M. rutilus (Teletsk…

20 May 2015: Partnership with Hawaii Biotech Pursues Vaccine Against Ebola

The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine is ready to move forward with human clinical trials for a vaccine to combat the deadly Ebola virus.

“Based on animal trials in mice, guinea pigs and monkeys, we have selected now a formulation we believe is worth testing in humans,” said A…

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Recent Publications
Journal of Virology, 2015, Complexity of neutralization antibodies against multiple dengue viral serotypes after heterotypic immunization and secondary infection revealed by in-depth analysis of cross-reactive antibodies.
Tsai WY, Durbin A, Tsai JJ, Hsieh SC, Whitehead S, Wang WK.

The four serotypes of dengue virus (DENV) are the leading cause of arboviral diseases in humans. Despite the presence of neutralizing antibodies, a moderate efficacy was recently reported in Phase 2b and 3 trials of a dengue vaccine; a better understanding of neutralizing antibodies in polyclonal hu…

Genome Announcements, 2015, Whole-genome sequence of a novel hantavirus isolated from the European mole (Talpa europaea).
Gu SH, Hejduk J, Markowski J, Markowski M, Liberski PP, Yanagihara R.

The complete genome sequence of Nova virus, a novel hantavirus isolated from a European mole (Talpa europaea) captured in central Poland, was determined. The availability of this sequence will facilitate the search for other mole-borne hantaviruses and will accelerate the acquisition of new knowledg…

Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 2015, Hokkaido genotype of Puumala virus in the grey red-backed vole (Myodes rufocanus) and northern red-backed vole (Myodes rutilus) in Siberia.
Yashina LN, Abramov SA, Dupal TA, Danchinova GA, Malyshev BS, Hay J, Gu SH, Yanagihara R.

Three species of Myodes voles known to harbor hantaviruses include the bank vole (Myodes glareolus), which serves as the reservoir host of Puumala virus (PUUV), the prototype arvicolid rodent-borne hantavirus causing hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in Europe, and the grey red-backed vol…

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Seminars & Events
14 August 2015, 12:15 PM
James Kelley, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Frequency and Characterization of CD14+ Monocytes and Macrophage Subsets in Children with Dengue Fever in Bangkok, Thailand

22 May 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tung T. Hoang, Ph.D.

The ‘Transitome’ of Burkholderia pseudomallei Reveals Novel Mechanisms and Regulation of Virulence

07 May 2015, 10:30 AM
Rebecca LaFond, Ph.D.

Preperation of High Quality Single Cells Suspensions: How to Improve Your Signal and Get Your Analysis Faster Strategies for Unwanted Cell Populations or Dead Cells

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22 June 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday and Tuesday)

Software Carpentry Workshop

03 February 2015, 9:30 AM
Bela Desai, Ph.D.

Principles of Flow Cytometry and Applications

15 March 2013, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Robert Bowers, Ph. D.

Using QIIME for Microbial Community Analysis

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Recent Grants
NIH/NIAID, R01AI119185 Defining a Protective Ebola Vaccine in Non-human Primates
08/28/2015 - 07/31/2019
Hawaii Community Foundation, 15ADVC-75878 West Nile Virus NS2B-NS3 Heterodimer as a Potential Target for Antiviral Drug Development
07/15/2015 - 01/14/2017
Department of Defense, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisitions Administration, W81XWH-15-R-0015 US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Requirement to Develop, Produce and Deploy MAGPIX-Based Immunoassays
07/13/2015 - 07/12/2016
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