Category Archives: collaborations

Eight Harvard students travel to KZN for a unique HIV research internship

Some of the world’s brightest young health minds will be working under the supervision of senior HIV scientists to gain insight into combating this global epidemic. KWAZULU-NATAL, South Africa — Eight students from Harvard University are currently in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) for an intensive internship program to learn about the important HIV prevention and cure research […]

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Paper Describes First Characterization of the Human Virome in HIV Infection

A new paper represents the first characterization of the human virome in HIV infection was published in the March 9 issue of the scientific journal Cell Host & Microbe.  This paper is a collaboration between the Ragon Institute Kwon Lab in collaboration with the Virgin Lab at the Washington University School of Medicine at St. […]

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Ragon Hosts Visitors from Ugandan University

On March 15, the Ragon Institute was pleased to host four visitors from Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST) in Uganda in order to share knowledge about setting up world-class research on the African continent.   Professor Celestino Obua, MD, PHD, Vice Chancellor of MUST was accompanied by Sam Maling, Dean of Faculty of […]

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Partnership to Research Human Mucosal Immunology with Immune Profiling System

Enumeral Biomedical Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:ENUM) today announced that the company signed an agreement with the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University as part of Enumeral’s Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Enumeral is developing an advanced, automated prototype […]

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Broad and Ragon Award First ENDHIV Collaborative Grants

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard are pleased to announce the newly established ENDHIV Collaborative grants, one-year, $100K grants designed to spark collaborations and to foster new scientific directions for scientists at both Institutes.   For the first round of proposals, which were accepted between […]

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Shalek Jointly Recruited by MIT and Ragon

The Ragon Institute, together with the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science (IMES) and the Chemistry Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), are pleased to announce that Dr. Alex K. Shalek has accepted a joint position as an Associate Member at the Ragon Institute, an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and a Core Member […]

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Second Annual Biostatistics Course Held in South Africa

May 16

Second Annual Biostatistics Course Held in South Africa

For the second year in a row, African scientists learned biostatistical methods with the ultimate goal of empowering them to be part of the solution to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.   Biostatistics is the application of statistics to a wide range of topics in biology including medical research. The collection, summarization, and analysis of data from […]

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Microsoft Research and Ragon honored for HIV Research

Mar 21

Microsoft Research and Ragon honored for HIV Research

IDG’s Computerworld has honored Microsoft Research for their innovative approach to HIV research, applying the same high-powered computation systems which are used in spam filters to the problem of HIV.   This work is a collaboration between Microsoft Research Distinguished Scientist, David Heckerman and Ragon Institute Director, Dr. Bruce Walker.  In November 2011, Heckerman and […]

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Tools in the Toolbox

Feb 12

Tools in the Toolbox

Studying infectious diseases has long been primarily the domain of biologists. However, as part of the Ragon Institute, MIT engineers and physical scientists are joining immunologists and physicians in the battle against HIV, which currently infects 34 million people worldwide.   The mission of the Ragon Institute — launched jointly in 2009 by Massachusetts General […]

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Global Camps Africa Visits Ragon

On Sept 6, 2012, the Ragon Institute International Program and the Education Program hosted Global Camps Africa at the Charlestown laboratories.   Global Camps Africa is an educative program developed by Phil Lilienthal in South Africa. These 8-day camps provide education, life skills and support to HIV-affected kids and teens near Soweto.   Five South […]

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