The Center for Pathogen Diagnostics will create cost-effective, accurate, and quick diagnostics for pathogens ranging from COVID-19 to dengue virus. These new detection systems will address limitations of current technologies, while leveraging the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze disease trends, analyze sensor data, and predict future outbreaks. The new devices – which will range from wearable sensors to mobile point-of-care devices to large laboratory instruments – will be able to detect pathogens that cause viral, bacterial, fungal, environmental, and food-borne illnesses.

The Center is a collaboration of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and The Zhejiang University-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute (ZJUI).