01 January 2022

 Happy New Year!

We wrapped up 2021 with our newest publication,
Not Drug-Like, but Like Drugs: Cnidaria Natural Products

Here's to a great 2022!

16 December 2021


Our Hidden Pharma-Sea

 Meet PhD Candidate, Sam Afoullouss.  Sam is a collaborator from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), studying marine natural products of deep sea corals. Watch his TEDx talk here on the hidden treasures of extremely biodiverse marine organisms.

06 December 2021


Meet our New Graduate Student!

Stephanie Paola Suarez, B.S. 
Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, and a Minor in General Public Health, from the University of South Florida in May 2021. During her undergraduate career, she participated in the USF Herd of Thunder Marching Band, worked at the Marshall Student Center and the Office of Supplier Diversity, and was an undergraduate researcher analyzing polyketide synthase (PKS) and non-ribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) to detect enzymatic domains. Joining the doctoral program in August 2021, her work focuses on genome mining sediment samples from Antarctica to detect biosynthetic gene clusters and other novel natural products

08 March 2021

 Nudibranch Talk!

Come and listen to our research collaborator, Paige Maroni, at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Western Australian Museum (WAM).

Her interview with the Avid Research - Australian STEM Stories discusses some of her critical, breakthrough research on the nudibranch species, Doris kerguelenensis.


15 February 2021

 Have you ever wondered what it's like to dive in Antarctic Waters?

Listen to the fascinating podcast hosted by Dr. Brett Malone of Virginia Tech Research Center featuring Dr. James McClintock of Alabama at Birmingham and Dr. Bill Baker at University of South Florida, Tampa.

13 January 2021

World NTD Day


World NTD Day

The second annual World NTD (Neglected Tropical Disease) Day will be January 30th, 2021.  

Exciting new material will be posted to the World NTD Day website (https://worldntdday.org/) in regards to WIPO Re:Search collaborations, including research performed with the Bill Baker lab and collaborator, Fabrice Boyom at University of Yaounde I.


For more information and updates:
Follow BVGH on Twtter: @BIOVentures

Click here to learn how WIPO Re:Search is advancing neglected disease R&D and building R&D capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic

Click here to learn more about the African Consortium for Cancer Clinical Trials (AC3T)

Click here to read about BVGH’s current activities in the AAI newsletter

11 September 2020

New Antimalarial Drug Targets

We are pleased to announce the publication of the BVGH Partnership Hub Mid-Year Report 2020 which features our collaboration with Professor Fabrice Boyom at University of Yapounde in Cameroon, Africa that identified indigenous fungi and medicinal plants with promising antimalarial activity. 

"The report showcases WIPO Research collaborations, fellowships, and other accomplishments.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, WIPO Research is more important than ever in the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD's), malaria, and tuberculosis" 

- BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), Twitter

26 June 2020

New press release published by the Desert Research Institute
on the Synoicum adareanum publication!
This work was the result of a collaboration between Alison Murray's
group at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) and Patrick Chain's group
at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).