Frequently Asked Questions

Questions

  1. Who is included in the Bay Area Viruses Network?
  2. How can I join the network?
  3. Who runs the network?
  4. How was the Bay Area Virus Network established? 

Who is included in the Bay Area Viruses Network?

The bayviro.org web platform features profiles of more than 40 research labs and programs located in the San Francisco bay area. These include academic investigator labs, as well as research programs at local companies, government agencies (like the Department of Energy National Labs), and non-profit research institutes. In addition, bayviro.org maintains a listserv with more than 400 subscribers.

How can I join the network?

The first step in joining bayviro.org is to sign up for our listserv, bayviro@lists.berkeley.edu. The list provides a weekly digest of upcoming events, funding opportunities, and jobs for virus researchers in the San Francisco bay area. Members are invited to share notices and other information with the broader network by contacting our webmasters, who maintain the listserv. 

 
If you direct a laboratory or research program, you can add your profile to the web portal by visiting http://bayviro.org/join/. Joining the portal raises the visibility of your work and enables potential collaborators to reach out.

Who runs the network?

We are a community-organized resource maintained by scientists at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCSF, and Stanford University. Researchers on each campus collect information to disseminate to the broader network. Our events are organized by staff and volunteers at each university.

How was the Bay Area Virus Network established? 

Bayviro.org was launched in 2012, after a successful first meeting of nearly 400 virus researchers in the San Francisco bay area. At the meeting, a need was identified for a portal to link researchers with scientific resources, potential collaborators, and event listings in the Northern California region. The network was established by the Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases at UC Berkeley, with support from our sponsors.