West African Research Network for Infectious Diseases (WARN-ID)
Pathogen Focus: Lassa Virus and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
The West African Research Network for Infectious Diseases (WARN-ID) is a team of clinicians, epidemiologists, bioinformaticians, and biologists in the United States, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia, and Senegal who conduct pathogen/host surveillance, study pathogen transmission and evolution, and study disease development and immune responses in the host. The research center is working to develop new substances to carry out lab and diagnostic tests for improved detection of emerging pathogens, based on previous experience developing rapid diagnostic tests, CRISPR-based assays, metagenomic sequencing, and computational tools. By combining active surveillance, capacity building, and technology development, the Center aims to mitigate the effects of future pandemic threats.
This Research Center is supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U01AI151812
- Sierra Leone
- United States