UF Researcher Dr. Marco Salemi Utilizes ICBR Genomics Expertise to Understand COVID19 Epidemiology

By Steven Madore, Ph.D. In recent years, public health emergencies caused by epidemics have led to the use of genome sequencing to identify and characterize viral pathogens. Rapid acquisition of high quality viral genomic sequences is critical for understanding viral pathogen origin, transmission and epidemiological spread. Ultimately deciphering the molecular characteristics of viruses accelerates the...
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UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk

Courtesy of UF/IFAS Written by Brad Buck  Feral pigs cost the agriculture industry at least $1.5 billion in damage, disease and control costs around the United States annually, running rampant on large swaths of grazing lands. The swine root in soil and eat most everything in sight. Farmers and ranchers will benefit from research by University of...
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UF researchers to use AI to predict how hurricanes spread invasive plants

Courtesy of UF/IFAS Written by Brad Buck Scientists project hurricane intensity and frequency will increase with climate change. That leads researchers to want to better predict how storms will disperse and establish nonnative plant invaders. Knowing where invasive plants spread will always be useful. But it may become especially handy soon as the National Hurricane Center...
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World-Renowned UF Health Biochemistry Researcher Passes Away

Courtesy of College of Medicine News March 3, 2021 — University of Florida Health biochemistry professor Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Ph.D., whose world-renowned work on the detailed structure of viruses led to advances in gene therapy treatments for different diseases, died Wednesday at her home near Gainesville of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She was 57. Agbandje-McKenna’s work...
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