VIPRD
Virtual Institute on Poverty Related Diseases

VIPRD portal news:
14 July 2016 University of California (USA) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
Steven G. Deeks, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in Residence at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a faculty member in the Positive Health Program (AIDS Program) at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Deeks has been engaged in HIV research and clinical care since 1993.
14 July 2016 Institute of molecular virology (Germany) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
Prof. Dr. Frank Kirchhoff received his initial training in Biology at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen. Subsequently, he carried out his research for his Diploma thesis at the German Primate Center in Göttingen with Prof. Dr. Hunsmann on the “isolation and characterization of a new HIV-2 clone to examine the negative regulatory factors of chimeras between HIV-2 and the HIV-1 envelope protein.” Thereafter, he received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Federal Ministry for Research and Technology (BMBF) for working with Prof. Dr. Ronald Desrosiers at the NERPRC, Harvard Medical School, Boston. The research topic was “Function of the HIV and SIV nef and env genes.”
14 July 2016 Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and Laboratory of Retrovirology (USA) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
The biology and evolution of retroviruses and eukaryotic cells is very closely linked. In general, our research seeks to define how the replication of retroviruses is influenced by host gene products, with an emphasis on human and primate immunodeficiency viruses. We work in a variety of areas, but the two major themes are: (1) the identification and characterization of host-cell factors and pathways that are mimicked, manipulated and/or exploited by retroviruses and (2) identifying and understanding the mechanistic basis of host functions that have evolved specifically to provide a defense against retrovirus infection.
13 July 2016 Institute named after Gamaleya has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
7 July 2016 FUNDACIĂ“N SEIMC-GESIDA (Spain) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
The SEIMC-GESIDA Foundation (FSG) was created to encourage, promote, and support scientific and technical research and development, training, and publication of findings in the field of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases and associated conditions.
7 July 2016 HIV Prevention has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
The HPTN is dedicated to the discovery and development of new and innovative research strategies to reduce the acquisition and transmission of HIV.
7 July 2016 Moscow State University (Russia) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
More than 40 000 students (graduate and postgraduate) and about 7 000 undergraduates study at the university, and over 5 000 specialists do the refresher course here. More than 6 000 professors and lecturers, and about 5 000 researchers work for the faculties and research institutes.
6 July 2016 Gambia Medical Research Council (Gambia) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
The MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG) is one of two research units established in sub- Saharan Africa by the Medical Research Council UK and is the MRC’s single largest investment in medical research in a low and middle income country.
4 July 2016 Zvitambo (Zimbabwe) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
Zvitambo is a non-profit organization working to improve infant and maternal health in Zimbabwe, and to disseminate our findings to improve health globally. We conduct research and provide technical support and education to reduce the burden of malnutrition and infectious diseases.
1 July 2016 FIOCRUZ (Brazil) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
Created in 1900 as a pioneering initiative in the Brazil, the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC / Fiocruz) in its 115 years of existence has diversified its activities and now represents a  research center that generates knowledge, products and services in the biomedical field to meet the health needs of Brazilian population.

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The Virtual Institute- a new online European platform to fight poverty related diseases

 
The EURIPRED consortium is a partnership of 17 leading organisations in the field of  poverty related diseases (PRD)  partially supported by the European Commission has developed  a new online  platform that strenghthens  efficient collaboration  among researchers working in the field of HIV, TB, Malaria and Hepatitis. The platform has the following modalities:    

 

PRD BioBanks PRD BioBanks
The  virtual BioBank offers the  ability to easily share information on available blood samples  with the objective  to accelerate lifesaving discoveries on PRD. The researcher  may directly access  the virtual BioBank and enjoy the platform's  comprehensive information solutions (such as harmonised  search and retrieval of information of large volumes of data)  that foster  the collaboration and sharing that  are essential to  advance research.

Online training module
onlinetraining400x175.png The virtual institute training functionality is a flexible tool that enables the organization and  structuring of  any  eLearning modules. The user can upload  his/her content or use existing online content across various platforms (youtube, etc.) to build the  online training courses. The monitoring system installed in the training module allows the user to keep records on the most. 



Dissemination
knowlege transfer.jpgThe dissemination  module may contain documents that are made available to raise awareness among researchers, general public as well as the policy makers, industries and other stakeholders to promote the project vision and its achievements. As a living module, the content may be constantly updated reflecting the impact of the project's dissemination activities addressed to raise awareness and acceptance of scientific and public audiences and reaching the broadest possible audience to create an efficient  framework for knowledge transfer between research centers and industries.

Networking

networking2.jpgThe platform has a powerful professional networking module with about 30 different functionalities  enabling the user to join or form new networks and significantly strengthen collaboration within the project and with outside world. The  project’s partner  may invite an external user by forming an extranet network with a limited access to the project's activities for the external users. The virtual institute networking platform enables instant communication within and outside the project. The networking platform has two areas: the first one links the project with  external networks and projects and the second is the internal area that reinforces collaboration between the project’s partners via mapped out  activities. The internal networking area is a fully protected from the external threats place that enables the users to execute the project’s  tasks in much more efficient collaborative way.  



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