The Emerging Pathogens Laboratory conducts research with applications in the fields of global health and infectious diseases that affect vulnerable populations in developing countries and during outbreaks.
Located in Lyon-Gerland, at the hub for infectious disease research on the Charles Mérieux Campus, our Emerging Pathogens Laboratory has two main areas of focus:
- Develop and transfer technologies for the diagnosis and epidemiological surveillance of infectious diseases,
- Support the careers of researchers in developing countries through partnerships, collaborative programs, and training courses.
Our laboratory team is comprised of researchers, technicians, and PhD students, working in BSL2 and BSL3 laboratory zones, with access to the BSL4 category P4 Jean Mérieux-Inserm Laboratory and the technology platforms at SFR128 BioSciences Gerland-Lyon Sud.
A member of major scientific networks
The Emerging Pathogens Laboratory, whose scientific team is a member of the International Center for Infectiology Research (CIRI), belongs to several scientific networks of excellence:
- AVIESAN (French National Alliance for Life Sciences and Health)
- ISARIC (International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium)
- The European Union’s HORIZON 2020 research programs: COMPARE, GloPID-R and ZikaPLAN
- The European EVAg Consortium (European Virus Archive global), funded by the European Union