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CZI Announces Support for Open-Source Software Efforts to Improve Biomedical Imaging

Dec 6, 2018 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced funding for open-source software efforts to improve image analysis and visualization in biomedicine. Microscopy — critical to modern cell biology — generates large volumes of complex data that pose significant challenges for analysis and visualization. The funding will support developers...

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CZI Awards Over $51 Million to Fight Neurodegenerative Disorders, Including Alzheimer’s and... CZI Awards Over $51 Million to Fight Neurodegenerative Disorders, Including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Dec 5, 2018 - Redwood City —Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $51.95 million in funding and its selection of 17 early career investigators and nine collaborative science teams to launch the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network. This new network brings together experimental scientists from diverse research fields — neuroscience, cell...

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Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Co-President Dr. Joseph DeRisi Talks IDseq, Virus Hunting on Adam Savage’s... Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Co-President Dr. Joseph DeRisi Talks IDseq, Virus Hunting on Adam Savage’s Podcast

Dec 4, 2018 - Chan Zuckerberg Biohub co-president, Dr. Joseph DeRisi, joined MythBuster Adam Savage to discuss his career as a virus hunter and the launch of IDSeq, an open-source, cloud-based analysis platform that uses metagenomic sequencing data to detect and respond to infectious disease outbreaks around the world. DeRisi, a professor of biochemistry and...

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Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg receive Double Helix Medal for Their Work to Accelerate Science

Nov 8, 2018 - New York — Last night, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) founders Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg received the Double Helix Medal at an event held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Priscilla Chan accepted the award on the couple’s behalf. The Double Helix Medal, launched by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 2006,...

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Top Scientists Honored at 7th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony in Silicon Valley

Nov 5, 2018 - Mountain View, California — Last night, some of the biggest names in science, technology, and entertainment came together in Silicon Valley to honor the 2019 Breakthrough Prize laureates for their top achievements in life sciences, fundamental physics, and mathematics. A combined total of $22 million was awarded at the ceremony, hosted by...

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Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announce First-of-its-Kind “IDseq”... Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announce First-of-its-Kind “IDseq” Platform And Service To...

Oct 16, 2018 - New open-source cloud-based tool rapidly interprets terabytes of data to detect disease-causing pathogens In an ongoing pilot project and partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IDseq is helping to identify mystery infections at a hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh New funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand the...

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