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Global Viral "doing business as (DBA)" Laboratory for Research in Complex Systems (LRC)
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Global Viral, doing business as (or DBA): The Laboratory for Research in Complex Systems, is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit scientific research institute that focuses on using rigorous quantitative methods to solve challenging and long-standing problems in the sciences and human health.
From the very first day we were founded (in 2007), our trailblazing team of scientists and researchers have been committed to highly innovative and disruptive research. Our scientists established much needed diagnostic labs and rapid response capacity in many countries, including Cameroon. These efforts not only directly helped people deal with infectious diseases, they were also key in supercharging our research efforts. Through our collaborations, we initiated projects to better understand the flora and fauna, collected and tested more than 150 000 human and animal samples for their impact on human health, and discovered several novel species. More than two decades later, these forward-thinking efforts and those of our partners have helped pave the way for greater preparedness and important insights into the interconnections that directly affect human health.
We have now broadened our emphasis, and in keeping with our core principles, we now seek to go beyond problems of the present and ask how can we best prepare for challenges of the future? Through providing strategic and advanced interdisciplinary research in areas related to the sciences, society, human health and climate change, our mission is to bring about scientific progress and overall societal well-being. We believe that many natural and artificial systems -- biological, ecological and and even financial -- that are driven by complex interactions can be better understood by mapping relationships between their components. From transposing the lessons learned from one system's strides toward resilience to another, we can solve long-standing problems and create more adaptive and resilient systems for the future.
My group uses state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to revolutionize the pharmaceutical process, focusing intently on designing groundbreaking drugs to combat cancer.
- Dr. Jose Jaramillo, Ph.D. | Scientist @ LRC
Using computational microscopy, my group helps unveil hidden complexities of giant microbes, challenge the limits of our understanding of biology, while paving the way for innovative biotechnological advancements
- Dr. Jean-Marie Volland, Ph.D. | Scientist @ LRC