Emerging Infectious Diseases: South East Asia Research Collaboration Hub (EID-SEARCH)

Lead Organization: EcoHealth Alliance
Pathogen Focus: Coronaviruses, Filoviruses, and Paramyxoviruses

The overarching goal of the Emerging Infectious Diseases - South East Asia Research Collaboration Hub (EID-SEARCH) is to analyze the diversity of key viral pathogens in wildlife, the frequency and causes of their spillover, and to identify viral etiologies of undiagnosed ‘cryptic’ outbreaks in people. EID-SEARCH includes leaders in the field of emerging viral pathogens at key US institutions, and in Thailand, Singapore, and the three major Malaysian administrative regions, whose collaborative networks span more than 50 clinics, laboratories, and research institutes across Southeast Asian countries. This hub, and the network, will act as an early warning system for outbreaks - a way to exchange information, reagents, samples and technology, and a collaborative power-house for translational research. The long-term collaboration among the key personnel, and multidisciplinary skillsets from epidemiology, clinical management, lab analysis, through wildlife biology and data analysis will act as significant assets when deployed to help counter outbreaks in the region.

This Research Center is supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 1U01AI151797

Peter Daszak Principal Investigator EcoHealth Alliance Read Bio
Supaporn Wacharapluesadee Co-Investigator Chulalongkorn University Read Bio
Tom Hughes Co-Investigator Conservation Medicine Read Bio
Ralph Baric Co-Investigator The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Read Bio
Christopher Broder Co-Investigator Uniformed Services University Read Bio
Kevin Olival Co-Investigator EcoHealth Alliance Read Bio
Linfa Wang Co-Investigator Duke-NUS Medical School Read Bio