Newswise — Baltimore, Maryland, USA, July 14, 2021: The Global Virus Network (GVN), representing 63 Facilities of Excellence and 11 Associates in 34 international locations comprising foremost consultants in each class of virus inflicting illness in people, and the Institut de Recherche en Santé, de Surveillance Epidémiologique et de Formation [Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training], or the IRESSEF, introduced the addition of the IRESSEF as GVN’s latest Middle of Excellence.
“We’re happy to affix scientists from the IRESSEF since they’ll present a major scientific contribution to the GVN, and in addition they’ll reinforce the interactions between English and French talking colleagues in Africa and all all over the world to debate coaching, training and collaborative analysis applications that the GVN can be pursuing,” mentioned Christian Bréchot, MD, PhD, who’s President of the GVN and Professor on the College of South Florida. “These partnerships are executed in tight coordination with the establishments and networks already established in, and concerned in, Africa such because the African Society of Laboratory Medication (ASLM), Africa CDC, African Academy of Sciences, Basis Merieux and the Worldwide Community of the Institut Pasteur.”
IRESSEF laboratories give attention to a number of features of viral pathogens together with human immunodeficiency virus, viral hepatitis, human papilloma virus, herpes simplex viruses, rising and re-emerging infectious illnesses together with Ebola, Zika, SARS-CoV-2, amongst others. The most recent GVN Middle is led by Souleymane Mboup, PharmD, PhD, Professor in Microbiology, Founder and CEO of IRESSEF and Founding member of the ASLM.
“To conduct high quality analysis, you will need to construct a brand new technology of researchers by way of top quality coaching and mentorship,” mentioned Dr. Mboup. “We look ahead to working with the GVN to construct capability and switch know-how to set the stage for high quality analysis, to constructing new strategic partnerships and gaining visibility and influence, and the IRESSEF is eager to supply its laboratory platform and amenities to host GVN trainings.”
IRESSEF is positioned close to in Diamniadio, close to Dakar and works in unison with nationwide organizations such because the Ministry of Well being and Social Motion, and with institutes, universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations throughout Africa in addition to many Western establishments. IRESSEF embeds a routine medical laboratory; a number of analysis laboratories with a give attention to immunology, virology, genomics, molecular biology, microbiology, and a BSL-3; a scientific trials platform; an epidemiological division; a social sciences division; and, assist platforms for upkeep and metrology, biosafety and high quality administration techniques, biobank, IT, communication, administration, financials and, worldwide partnerships. IRESSEF, by way of its Proficiency Testing Program, produces and supplies QC panels to round 100 PEPFAR-supported laboratories in Africa. IRESSEF laboratories are ISO 15189 & ISO 15190 accredited. Additional, IRESSEF manages and/or participates in several analysis networks together with the West African Node of Excellence for Tuberculosis, AIDS, Malaria (WANETAM), United World for Arbovirus Community (UWARN), West Africa World Well being Alliance (WAGHA), African Coalition for Epidemic Analysis, Response and Coaching (ALERRT), and the Innovation in Laboratory Engineered Accelerated Diagnostics (iLEAD).
“Africa is the epicenter of many epidemics, and an necessary associate in researching viral threats,” mentioned Robert Gallo, MD, The Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medication, Co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) on the College of Maryland College of Medication, a GVN Middle of Excellence, and Co-Founder and Worldwide Scientific Advisor of the GVN. “We’re most happy to welcome our colleagues from Senegal into the GVN and look ahead to significant collaborations.”
In regards to the World Virus Community (GVN)
The World Virus Community (GVN) is crucial and important within the preparedness, protection and first analysis response to rising, present and unidentified viruses that pose a transparent and current risk to public well being, working in shut coordination with established nationwide and worldwide establishments. It’s a coalition comprised of eminent human and animal virologists from 63 Facilities of Excellence and 11 Associates in 34 international locations worldwide, working collaboratively to coach the subsequent technology, advance data about easy methods to establish and diagnose pandemic viruses, mitigate and management how such viruses unfold and make us sick, in addition to develop medication, vaccines and coverings to fight them. No single establishment on this planet has experience in all viral areas aside from the GVN, which brings collectively the best medical virologists to leverage their particular person experience and coalesce international groups of specialists on the scientific challenges, points and issues posed by pandemic viruses. The GVN is a non-profit 501(c)(3) group. For extra info, please go to www.gvn.org. Comply with us on Twitter @GlobalVirusNews