Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

Fondation Mérieux in Lebanon

In brief

  • First Fondation Mérieux mission in 2008

  • Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory in Beirut within the Technology Center of the Saint Joseph University* (2011)

  • One GABRIEL network member: Saint Joseph University

Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory research focus

  • Bacterial resistance

Support to clinical biology laboratories

  • Specialized testing activities (HIV viral loads, viral hepatitis B and C, genotyping of hepatitis C virus, tuberculosis strain typing) in the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory

Current research projects

  • Study on the etiology of respiratory infections among Syrian refugees in Lebanon
    The study aims at determining the etiology of acute pneumonia in refugees and to generate qualitative data in order to improve patients care and reduce morbidity and mortality linked with respiratory infections.

  • Research project on pneumonia in Syrian refugees as part of the call for projects « Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises » of the Welcome Trust and UKAID.

*With support from Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux