Discovery & Diversity

Early identification of (emerging) infectious diseases caused by viruses and other pathogens is at the core of our activities. This allows us to rapidly characterize pathogens, study the etiology of diseases and provide methods for warning, prevention and control.

  • Outbreaks and emerging diseases
    • Cassava diseases worldwide
    • European Virus Archive Global (EVAg)
    • “Off type” disease in blueberry
  • Advanced diagnostics
    • Rapid pathogen ID via Nanopore sequencing
  • Virus evolution and ecology
    • CBSD epidemiology