National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory Symposium

National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory Symposium, October 28 Harnessing the unique strengths of DOE to tackle the biotechnology challenges of COVID-19


NVBL Co-Leads Michelle Buchanan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Stephen Streiffer, Argonne National Laboratory

Bruce Tromberg, Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health

Jim Brase, Deputy Associate Director for Computation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Greg Burel, President, Hamilton Grace, LLC

Harriet Kung, Deputy Director for Science, DOE Office of Science






The symposium is a virtual event to highlight the impact the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory (NVBL) has had utilizing the unique capabilities of the DOE to tackle the science and technology challenges associated with COVID-19, and to discuss areas in which the NVBL can have impact in the future. With perspectives from Chris Fall, Director, Office of Science, DOE, and William A. Bookless, Principal Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, the event will feature presentations from lead investigators reporting progress in:

  • Epidemiological modeling
  • Therapeutics
  • Testing
  • Understanding transport of the virus
  • Solving issues around supply chain challenges

In addition, keynote speakers from outside the NVBL will discuss the upcoming science and technology needs in computing, testing and surveillance, and vaccines.

Programme available online here

Registration available online here

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