Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

First day of studies and research in memory of Doctor Charles Mérieux

7 January 2008, Lyon (France)

On 10 January 2008 Fondation Mérieux participated at a conference on 'Facing Biological Risks' organised by the International Institute for Strategic Research for Civil Defence at the P4 Laboratory. This first day of studies and research was dedicated to the memory of Doctor Charles Mérieux.

After several talks on the current biological risk and the different ways to fight this threat, a presentation followed on the means to deal with some biological risks and the presentation of two of the achievements of Dr Charles Mérieux: Fondation Mérieux and the Bioforce Institute.

The Director-General of Fondation Mérieux, Benoît Miribel, and the Scientific Director, Guy Vernet, presented the Emerging Pathogens Laboratory, a research laboratory of Fondation Mérieux, which lead a network of laboratories, GABRIEL. They explained how to develop, within Fondation Mérieux, a collaboration between several diagnosis laboratories in developing countries.

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