Southeastern Center for Emerging Biological Threats (SERCEB)

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The Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infections (SERCEB) is a consortium of academic institutions in the southeast comprised of member schools, Duke University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Emory University, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Southern Research Institute, Vanderbilt University, and University of Florida-G The mission of SERCEB is to perform the basic and translational research that will lead to the development of the drugs, vaccines and diagnostics that are needed to protect society from emerging infections and biologic threats. The specific scientific aims of the program are:

  • Development of novel, safe and effective vaccines for category and other select agent and emerging infectious agents and toxins
  • Development of novel, safe and effective drugs for select agent and emerging infection.
  • To develop antibody based diagnostic tests for select agents in patients and in the environment.