Capabilities

Biosurveillance efforts and expertise at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Biosurveillance efforts at Los Alamos National Laboratory resides in three research areas: Diagnostics, Predictive Modeling, and Decision Support.

Diagnostics

  • Creating universal approaches for the discovery and detection of all pathogens
  • Improving strain identification and characterization of drug resistance and related virulence factors

Predictive Modeling

  • Building epidemiological models capable of incorporating disease mechanisms from diverse datasets
  • Developing theory and modeling to predict disease progression in a host
  • Providing decision makers with validated epidemiological models for disease forecasting and prediction

Decision Support

  • Developing and assessing new data streams that can be used for disease surveillance
  • Developing and integrating LANL capabilities in disease biology, public health, epidemiology, medical diagnostics, statistical and computational analysis, and database management to create decision support tools

The following Los Alamos Lab research groups participate in biosurveillance research:

 

Biosecurity and Public Health (B-10)

B-10 principal invistigators in biosurveillance

 

Bioenergy and Biome Science (B-11)

B-11 pricipal investigators in biosurveillance

 

Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (MPA-CINT)

MPA-CINT principal investigators in biosurveillance

 

High Performance System Integration (HPC-5)

HPC-5 principal investigators in biosurveillance

 

Information Systems & Modeling (A-1)

A-1 principal investigators in biosurveillance

 

Information Science (CCS-3)

CCS-3 principal investigators in biosurveillance

 

Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (C-PCS)

C-PCS principal investigators in biosurveillance


Statistical Science (CCS-6)

CCS-6 principal investigators in biosurveillance

 

Theoretical Biology and Biophysics (T-6)

T-6 principal investigators in biosurveillance