We have a new paper "Making waves: Integrating wastewater surveillance with dynamic modeling to track and predict viral outbreaks" accepted by Water Research! Yay!
Fuqing cohosted a minisymposium at SMB annual meeting 2023, and gave an oral presentation about wastewater surveillance work.
Dr. Xingwen Chen joined the group as a postdoc. Welcome Xingwen!
Fuqing attended and present at the ASM Microbe 2023 conference.
We have a new paper online: "Prolonged viral shedding from noninfectious individuals confounds wastewater-based epidemiology". Great work with Tin and the team!
Our new paper about Mpox in wastewater is online: "Wastewater surveillance suggests unreported Mpox cases in a low-prevalence area"! Congrats to Jeremiah.
Congratulations to Mats Leifels, the NTU team, and the Wu lab for their contribution to a new book published by Springer: "Handbook for Environmental Chemistry - Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater at the Population Level".
Fuqing was invited to give a talk at Public Health Agency of Canada with the title: 'Enhance Wastewater Surveillance with Dynamic Modeling'.
Journal of Mathematical Biology published a paper titled "The emergence of a virus variant: dynamics of a competition model with cross-immunity time-delay validated by wastewater surveillance data for COVID-19" that led by Bruce Pell with contribution from the Wu lab.
Fuqing is co-hosting a Minisymposium "Integrating Data with Epidemic Models: Challenges and Opportunities" at the Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting - 2023.
Frontiers in Public Health published a paper titled "Wastewater pandemic preparedness: Toward an end-to-end pathogen monitoring program" that led by Anthony William Maresso and the TEPHI Wastewater team including the Wu lab.
Fuqing has a new paper titled "Updated analysis to reject the laboratory-engineering hypothesis of SARS-CoV-2", which is accepted by Environmental Research.
Our review paper "Not a waste: Wastewater surveillance to enhance public health" is accepted for publication in Frontiers (environmental chemical engineering section). Congrats to Anna, Jeremiah, and Anuja!
Our paper about the mismatches in Monkeypox (Mpox) viral detection assay is accepted by Journal of Medical Virology! " Wide mismatches in the sequence of primers and probes for Monkeypox virus diagnostic assays".
A wastewater surveillance paper the Wu lab contributed is accepted for publication: "Assessment of a SARS-CoV-2 wastewater monitoring program in El Paso, Texas, from November 2020 to June 2022". Congrats to Anna!
The lab research is expanding! We start to work with Carlos Chavarria and Carlos Monserrat on the El Paso campus for wastewater related projects. Welcome Carlos!
Fuqing was invited to give a presentation in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at UTHealth.
Good news! our paper about SEIR-V modeling of wastewater surveillance data has been accepted by Science of the Total Environment. Great work Team!
Our new paper about combining mathematical modeling and wastewater surveillance to understand the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 Variants is just online!
Fuqing was invited as a Guest Editor to launch the Special Issue "Genetics of Infectious Diseases" in journal Genes.
Our new paper about the Monkeypox viral detection is just online: "Wide mismatches in the sequences of primers and probes for Monkeypox virus diagnostic assays".
Our collaboration with Dr. Erdman at MIT brings a new paper out: "Maternal Microbiota Modulate a Fragile X-like Syndrome in Offspring Mice". Congrats!
Check out! Our new paper about modeling wastewater surveillance data to infer the true prevalence of COVID-19 cases and predict SARS-CoV-2 transmission is just online! Congrats to Tin and Samantha!
A review paper that the Wu lab contributed is published in Water Research: "Monitoring human arboviral diseases through wastewater surveillance: Challenges, progress and future opportunities". Congrats to the SMART team!
Fuqing was invited to give a talk at The BioST 2022 (World Biological Science and Technology Conference).
A research paper that the Wu lab involved in entitled "Rapid displacement of SARS-CoV-2 variant Delta by Omicron revealed by allele-specific PCR in wastewater" just published in Water Research. Congrats to the SMART team!
Fuqing has been selected for the "International Research Awards on Infectious Diseases" under the category of "Best Research Award" (2022).
Jeremiah Oghuan joined the lab and started his research experience. Welcome, Jeremiah!
Anuja Rajendra Godbole joined the lab for her Practicum research! Welcome, Anuja!
Fuqing was invited to give a talk at the Synthetic Biology Young Speaker Series (SynBYSS) on May 19, 2022. His presentation title is: Bridging synthetic biology and epidemiology for pandemic preparedness.
Our paper about Wastewater Surveillance in an Endemic Future has been published in Water Research as 'Making Waves'~! (Big Thanks to our collaborators in MIT, SMART, and NTU! )
Fuqing gave a talk about wastewater monitoring of infectious diseases at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) Research Seminar Series.
Fuqing is invited to give a presentation in the Tech Ops meeting for the DSHS Variant Seq Project (DSHS: Texas Department of State Health Services).
The Wu lab launched at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston! We are looking for motivated graduate students and Postdocs. Join us!
Fuqing received the University of Texas Systems Rising STARs award.
Fuqing accepted the offer from UTHealth.