News Archive

  • VIDO partners with four research hubs to strengthen Canada’s infectious disease preparedness

    The hubs will help accelerate the research, development, and translation of vaccines therapeutics and diagnostics into commercially viable products and processes. They will also expand skilled talent by supporting training and development.

  • The avian influenza outbreak: what you need to know

    Parts of North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa are currently experiencing outbreaks of H5N1 bird flu. H5N1 is present in all major flyways globally, with millions of affected birds including over 7 million in Canada and 500,000 in Saskatchewan.

  • Integrating field and laboratory studies to better predict the next emerging zoonotic pathogen

    The COVID-19 pandemic, and discovery of SARS-CoV-2–like viruses in Rhinolophus bats, reinforced the need to identify wildlife sources of zoonotic pathogens and to forecast where and when ‘spillover’ to humans is likely.

  • CIHR supports research targeting high impact infectious diseases

    VIDO’s scientists, Drs Neeraj Dhar and Alyson Kelvin, were awarded support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grant Fall 2022 Competition to target priority human diseases.

  • VIDO first non-U.S. organization invited to join high containment network

    VIDO has been accepted as the first and only international organization in the Research Alliance for Veterinary Science and Biodefense BSL-3 Network—a partnership of 18 U.S. based large biocontainment facilities focused on veterinary infectious diseases.

  • Leaders in discovery: five USask researchers honoured with top provincial health awards

    Dr. Volker Gerdts, director and CEO of VIDO and professor in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, has been recognized with an Achievement Award by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF).

  • VIDO awarded over a million dollars for innovative research projects

    Five VIDO scientists were awarded over $1 million in total from Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF)—a program jointly funded by the provincial and federal governments.