Head of Structural Virology Unit; Head of Ebola Task-force
How Institut Pasteur is pushing the limits of science and discovery
The Ebola Task Force
Institut Pasteur has set up an Ebola Task Force of more than 50 world class scientists from various professions – virologists, chemists, biologists and genetics experts – who will now dedicate their time and expertise to Ebola.
In total 12 different projects, with timeframes ranging from 6 months to 5 years, will approach different methods to treat and prevent Ebola. This includes a rapid diagnostic test, sensitive hospital diagnostics for early and accurate detection, pediatric vaccines, treatments, genetic studies and epidemiological mathematical models.
Only a broad scientific approach will help eradicate Ebola.
Diagnosing the virus
Today, the process of diagnosing Ebola takes 2-3 days. A diagnose can only be given after the onset of symptoms. The existing process requires a sophisticated laboratory and trained laboratory workers.See project