BISB Efforts to Challenge COVID-19

The UC San Diego Bioinformatics and Systems Biology community has led multiple efforts to address the challenges introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prof. Ben Smarr became the technical lead on TemPredict, "a global collaboration combining physiological data, symptom reports, and diagnostic testing, seeking to build data models capable of early-onset detection, severity prediction, and recovery monitoring" (Mobile in Clinical Trials 2020), which was featured in The Washington Post.

Profs. Rob Knight, Louise Laurent, and Gene Yeo are members of the core research team of the San Diego Epidemiology and Research for COVID Health (SEARCH) alliance, which received a $350,000 gift from Jean and Gary Shekhter and was featured in PR Newswire and Times of San Diego.

Prof. Niema Moshiri received a $200,000 NSF COVID-19 RAPID grant to develop faster tools for analyzing the evolution of SARS-CoV-2.