Arbovirus researchers unite: expanding genomic surveillance for an urgent global need

doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(23)00325-X
© 2023 Elsevier Ltd.

In August 2023, researchers from six continents, working on the molecular surveillance of arboviruses, came together and agreed to collaborate on expanding the genomic surveillance of arthropod viruses that pose potential epidemic and pandemic risk.  In their call for action, published in The Lancet – Global Health they pledge to share their findings through EpiArbo, a new data analysis platform they helped design, with an initial focus on Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika viruses to support the integrated assessment of genetic, pharmacological and vector interventions.  > read more

Name Institution Country
Ngu Njei Abanda Centre Pasteur du Cameroun Cameroon
Adriano Abbud Instituto Adolfo Lutz Brazil
Saro Abdella HIV and TB Research Directorate Director, Ethiopian Public Health Institute Ethiopia
Adugna Abera Pathogen Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Cacility, Ethiopian Public Health Institute Ethiopia
Steve Ahuka-Mundeke Departement de Virologie, Institut National de Recherche Biomedicale, Université de Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kalichamy Alagarasu Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Virology India
Afreenish Amir National Institutes of Health Pakistan Pakistan
Kevin K. Ariën Virology Unit, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine Belgium
Constancia Flávia Junqueira Ayres Departamento de Entomologia, Instituto Aggeu Magalhaes, FIOCRUZ-Pernambuco Brazil
Luisa Barzon University of Padova Italy
Joseph Humphrey Kofi Bonney Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana Ghana
Sanaba Boumbaly Centre de Recherche en Virologie Commune de Matoto, Conakry Guine
Philippe Buchy Institut Pasteur du Laos Laos
Omar Cáceres-Rey Instituto Nacional de Salud Peru, Unidad de Virología Peru
Van-Mai Cao-Lormeau Laboratory of Research on Emerging Viral Diseases Chez lnstitut Louis Malardé Tahiti
Gvantsa Chanturia National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) Tbilisi Georgia
Andrés Carrazco-Montalvo Centro de Referencia Nacional de Genómica, Secuenciación y Bioinformática. Instituto Nacional de Investigación en Salud Pública Dr. Leopoldo Izquieta Pérez (INSPI - CRN-GENSBIO) Ecuador
Andres E Castillo Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile, Subdepartamento de Genética Molecular y Genómica Chile
Yu Kie Chem National Public Health Laboratory, Ministry of Health Malaysia Malaysia
Paul A Cardenas Instituto de Microbiologia, COCIBA, Universidad San Francisco de Quito Ecuador
Adriana Delfraro School of Sciencies, Republic University Montevideo Uruguay
Gregor Devine QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute Brisbane Australia
Veasna Duong Institut Pasteur du Cambdoge Cambodia
Myrielle Dupont-Rouzeyrol Institut Pasteur de Nouvelle-Calédonie New Caledonia
Artem V Fadeev Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza, Saint Petersburg Russia
Alvaro Fajardo Centro de Investigaciones Nucleares Facultad de Ciencias, UdelaR Montevideo Uruguay
Francesca Falconi-Agapito Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Peru
Luis Adrián Diaz Researcher at National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba Argentina
Lara Ferrero Gómez Center for Research, Institutional Relations and Advanced Training, University Jean-Piaget Praia Cape Verde
Eduardo Samo Gudo Instituto Nacional de Saúde Mocambique Mozambique
Gladys Gutierrez-Bugallo Instituto de Medicina Tropical 'Pedro Kourí' Cuba
Hapuarachchige Chanditha Hapuarachchi Microbiology and Molecular Epidemiology Division, Environmental Health Institute Singapore Singapore
Jean-Michel Heraud Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Virology Department Senegal
Martin L Hibberd London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine United Kingdom
Osvaldo Frederico Inlamea Instituto Nacional de Saúde Mocambique Mozambique
Nik Jasmin National Public Health Laboratory, Ministry of Health Malaysia Malaysia
Maria Ezekiely Kelly National Public Health Laboratory Tanzania Tanzania
Salim Khan Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Bangladesh
Andrey B Komissarov Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza Saint Petersburg Russia
Pornsawan Leaungwutiwong Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University Thailand
Mariana Leguia Genomics Laboratory, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Peru
Yaniv Lustig Public Health Directorate, Israel Ministry of Health, Chaim Sheba Medical Center Israel
Aamer Ikram National Institutes of Health Pakistan Pakistan
Rafael Maciel-de-Freitas Laboratório de Mosquitos Transmissores de Hematozoários, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Marat Makenov Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor Russia
Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Sri Lanka
Alexander A Martinez Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estudio de la Salud Panama Panama
Maria L. Mendoza Laboratorio Nacional de Salud Guatemala Guatemala
Luong T Mo Southern Branch of Joint Vietnam-Russia Tropical Science and Technology Research Center Vietnam
Brechla Moreno Laboratorio Modular COVID-19, Departamento de Investigación en Virología y Biotecnología Panama Panama
Lydia Mwasi Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Kenya
Felipe Gomes Naveca Laboratório de Ecologia de Doenças Transmissíveis na Amazônia, Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane, Fiocruz Manaus Brazil
Lee Ching NG Microbiology and Molecular Epidemiology Division, Environmental Health Institute Singapore Singapore
Richard Njouom Centre Pasteur du Cameroun Cameroon
Mauricio Lacerda Nogueira Univeristy of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Departament of Pathology United States of the America
Francine Ntoumi Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale Republic of the Congo
Nehemie Nzoyikorera Laboratoire Nationale de Référence, Institut National de Santé Publique Bujumbura Burundi
Barbara A Parra Subdepartamento de Genética Molecular y Genómica, Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile Chile
Mauricio Vázquez Pichardo Instituto de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiológicos - InDRE, WHO Collaborating Center for Arbovirus Mexico
Kristine Joy Ragual Privaldos Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, National Reference Laboratory for Dengue and other Arboviruses Philippines
Ricardo Javier Rivero Universidad de Cordoba Colombia
Alejandra María Rojas Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud, Departamento de Producción, Paraguay Paraguay
Richard Steiner Salvato Centro de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, Centro Estadual de Vigilância em Saúde, Secretaria Estadual da Saúde do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil Brazil
R. Tedjo Sasmono Eijkman Research Center for Molecular Biology, National Agency for Research and Innovation Indonesia
Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, WHO Collaborating Center for Arbovirus and Hemorrhagic Fever Reference and Research Germany
Gonçalo Seixas Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa Portugal
Etienne Simon-Loriere Institut Pasteur, G5 Evolutionary Genomics of RNA Viruses France
Yuriy Skiba Almaty Branch of the National Center for Biotechnology in Central Reference Laboratory, Almaty, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Ava Kristy Dy Sy Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, National Reference Laboratory for Dengue and other Arboviruses Philippines
Michael Talledo-Albujar Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Peru
Claudio Tavares Sacchi Instituto Adolfo Lutz Brazil
Daniel Thakuma Tizhe Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Department of Biochemistry Nigeria
Vi Thuy Tran Oxford University Clinical Research Unit Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Cécile Troupin Institut Pasteur du Laos Laos
John Timothy Kayiwa Uganda Virus Research Institute Uganda
Andrew van den Hurk Queensland Health,  School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland Australia
Adi Utarini Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia
Nikolaos Vasilakis University of Texas Medical Branch, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity United States of the America
Atsbeha Gebreegziabxier Weldemariam Pathogen Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility, Ethiopian Public Health Institute Ethiopia
Yuan Chao (Tim) Xue Genome British Columbia Canada
Sophie Yacoub Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Zainun Zaini Department of Laboratory Services, Ministry of Health Brunei Brunei
Gabriel Luz Wallau

 

Instituto Aggeu Magalhaes, FIOCRUZ Pernambuco, Department of Arbovirology and Entomology Brazil

 

Arbovirus researchers unite
The Lancet - Global Health (2023) doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(23)00325-X 
© 2023 Elsevier Ltd.