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National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory Symposium

October 28, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT

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The National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory Symposium will be held Oct. 28, 2020.

This online event will highlight the impact the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory 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 National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory can have impact in the future.


  • Overview of Science & Technology Challenges for COVID – NVBL Co-Leads Michelle Buchanan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Stephen Streiffer, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Future S&T Needs: Future of Testing & Surveillance – Bruce Tromberg, Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health
  • Future S&T Needs: AI/ML and Computing – Jim Brase, Deputy Associate Director for Computation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Future S&T Needs: Vaccines – Greg Burel, President, Hamilton Grace, LLC
  • Closing Remarks – Harriet Kung, Deputy Director for Science, DOE Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory (NVBL) is a consortium of DOE National laboratories, each with core capabilities relevant to the threats posed by COVID-19. The NVBL is taking advantage of DOE user facilities, including light and neutron sources, nanoscale science centers, sequencing and bio-characterization facilities, and high performance computer facilities, to address key challenges in responding to the COVID-19 threat.  Examples include developing innovations in testing capabilities, identifying new targets for medical therapeutics, providing epidemiological and logistical support, and addressing supply chain bottlenecks by harnessing extensive additive manufacturing capabilities.  The NVBL collaborates extensively with researchers, both in academia and the private sector.  In addition, the DOE user facilities are available to users in all sectors of the research community.

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October 28, 2020
11:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT
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Brookhaven National Laboratory
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