Immunology, Inflammation, Infectiology and Microbiology Institute Live

REACTing, a multidisciplinary approach to meeting the challenge of epidemics




At the Zika International Meeting, which was held at Institut Pasteur (Paris) on 25 and 26 April 2016, Yves Levy introduced the REACTing consortium, and gave an update on the progress of actions taken to control the Zika virus

Ebola virus: update on research in France




The Ebola epidemic is continuing to spread, particularly in West Africa. According to the latest report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) dated 17 October, 9,216 cases of Ebola have been recorded and 4,555 people have died of the virus.

With the current situation of the Ebola epidemic, it quickly became necessary for French research to be mobilised rapidly.


In August 2014, the French Minister of Health and Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research made Aviesan responsible for preparing and organising the response of French research to infectious emergencies.


With extensive past experience and recognised for coordinating research during the H1N1 epidemic in 2009 and more recently in response to the emergence of the Chikungunya virus in the Caribbean in 2013, the Aviesan Institute of Microbiology and Infectious Disease benefitted from the expertise of the REACTing[1] network to launch the Ebola research programme.


This network relies on existing teams, research centres and platforms in France and southern countries.


The implementation of these projects is coordinated mainly by teams from Inserm, CEA, the Pasteur Institute, IRD, Universities, not forgetting a close partnership with teams in Guinea, Ivory Coast and Senegal. The network of ANRS sites and researchers in West Africa have also been mobilised.

GOARN Request for Assistance: Ebola virus in West Africa




Date: 14 October 2014
Country: Guinea
WHO Region: Africa (AFR)
Classification: Communication for trusted partners
General background:
The number of cases of Ebola virus disease continues to increase in West Africa in the three countries affected, namely Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Please see the latest epidemiological and situational information on the following website:

1st International Aviesan Call for Proposal 2014 Regional Research Platform-Asia




The new Regional Research Platform-Asia (PRR-Asia) located in the Institut Pasteur’s research environment, aims to become a center of excellence for infectious and emerging diseases in Southeast Asia through international research programs.

“Santé – Biodiversité” (Health – Biodiversity) - Does our health depend on biodiversity?





Date: Tuesday 17 June from 9:00 am to 17:00 pm
Venue: Paris 15th Arrondissement (Auditorium of the Georges-Pompidou European Hospital)
Organiser: Inserm Ethics Committee
Theme: Reflections on neuroethics and introduction to the Committee’s activities
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