Vanderbilt and Illumina join forces to decode the human immunome

April 11, 2017

The Human Vaccines Project is a large private-public research undertaking meant to decode the genetics behind the human immune system in order to change the face of immunotherapy and vaccinations. Dr. James Crowe Jr., M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center is heading the charge to put together a puzzle made of billions of genes.

Recent study into a human antibody against Zika virus

March 17, 2017

New research into the Zika epidemic. This article focuses in-depth on the findings of neutralizing antibodies that could possibly be used in a therapeutic format for preventing and controlling a Zika infection. Detailed three-dimensional images of the virus as well as the studied antibody were mapped and analyzed, with conclusions and further applications of the results discussed.