SEER Lab and WRAIR partner to train the Kyrgyz Institute of Biotechnology

SEER Lab and WRAIR partner to train the Kyrgyz Institute of Biotechnology

The SEER Lab has partnered with the Department of Emerging Bacterial Infections, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to provide the Kyrgyz Institute of Biotechnology, a part of the Kyrgyz National Academy of Sciences, with a two-week workshop on molecular pathogen characterization and phylogenetics/phylogeography. Funded by WRAIR through the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency, participants will work with SEER Lab and WRAIR trainers to learn PCR and genotyping techniques that will enhance the diagnostic and strain characterization capacity of the IBT and strengthen ongoing collaborative projects between the SEER Lab and IBT. Over the past year, SEER Lab and IBT have been collaborating on a livestock anthrax mapping and modeling project employing GIS, remote sensing and historical outbreak data. That project, supported by CRDF Global and the US State Department, will improve our ab