Health Security

Public Health

Signature Science uses sequencing and bioinformatics workflows to study the detailed genome of pathogens, the function of the genome’s segments, and their interactions with hosts. We can detect a wider variety of pathogens and gain better understanding of pathogen characteristics such as virulence, stability and antimicrobial resistance. Signature Science is using synthetic biology techniques to establish a laboratory model of viral evolution for pandemic viruses to offer public health entities a tool to support the prediction of evolutionary pathways and phenotypes of viral threats.

Illustration of an experimental process flow.
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Curt Hewitt, PhD
Senior Molecular Biologist

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