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CZI & CZ Biohub to Quadruple UCSF COVID-19 Testing Capabilities

Mar 10, 2020 - A newly-created ‘COVID-19 Task Force’, which includes representation from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, UCSF, and Stanford University, today announced that they aim to quadruple UCSF’s COVID-19 testing and diagnostics capacities by funding the acquisition of two state-of-the-art clinical diagnostic machines....

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IDseq Helps Researchers in Cambodia Confirm the Country’s First Case of COVID-19

Mar 9, 2020 - A partnership between the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation enabled researchers in Cambodia to sequence and confirm the country’s first case of COVID-19 in a matter of days — not the weeks it could typically take. This provided valuable, real-time insight into transmission of...

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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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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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Women in Data Science and Machine Learning

Sep 1, 2017 - Jim Shelton: We had a great evening this Tuesday at the Biohub with the Bay Area members of the Women in Data Science and Machine Learning (http://wimlds.org/). My colleagues Samantha Scovanner and Rebecca Egger, both product managers on our technology team, spoke about projects they are working on. Samantha described how we work side-by-side...

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CZ Biohub and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Will Host Leading Scientists

Feb 22, 2017 - Did you know that scientists are still discovering new types of cells in the human body? The Human Cell Atlas will collect all those learnings in one easily accessible place so that scientists can better understand how healthy cells work, and what goes wrong when disease strikes. This week we are co-hosting, along with the Biohub, a convening of...

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