We are participating in the new Center for Research in Diagnostics and Discovery

The Center for Infection and Immunity has been committed to research and service in global public heath since moving from the University of California to Columbia in 2001. The CII is directed by W. Ian Lipkin, MD, John Snow Professor of Epidemiology and Professor of Neurology and Pathology who has been named the “World’s Most Celebrated Virus Hunter”. BIOEE is participating in the new Center for Research in Diagnostics and Discovery.

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Chips can listen to bacteria: video from CNCnews.cn

A team of Columbia University professors has accomplished a state-of-the-art integration of computer circuit technology and biology. They have developed a chip that can listen to the communications of bacteria.
The integrated circuit chip is similar to the ones used in regular computers or smart phones and measures electrochemical signals the bacteria use to “talk to each other”.


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