This European research infrastructure project "The European Virus Archive GLOBAL (EVA-GLOBAL)" consists of a network of virus biobanks and associated biological material, bringing together 35 laboratories from 17 different countries.
Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 February 2020
Aix-Marseille University - Jardin du Pharo
Amphitheatre Gastaut 58 boulevard Charles Livon - Marseille
The mission of the EVA-GLOBAL infrastructure is to collect, amplify, characterize, standardize, authenticate and distribute viruses and virus derivatives to scientists worldwide.
The virus biobank collections are pooled in an online catalogue (www.european-virus-archive.com), which allows academic or industrial scientists with the appropriate biosafety and biosecurity certificates to have direct access to the biological material they need for their research. The areas of study targeted are diagnosis, antiviral research, vaccinology, and basic virology research. Over the past four years, the EVA viral biobank network has distributed more than 2,200 products to more than 500 teams of scientists in 66 countries on all continents. EVA-GLOBAL is an international player in the response to viral emergencies, by making available biological material that participates in the detection, characterization, and treatment of infectious agents. In the context of recent epidemiological news on the new Coronavirus that has emerged in Wuhan, China, the meeting will provide an opportunity to review the role of the network in the distribution of diagnostic reagents to the first-line laboratories involved in patient care. The career kick-off is coordinated by Professor Jean-Louis Romette of Professor Xavier de Lamballerie's team, director of the mixed "Emerging Viruses Unit" (Aix-Marseille University / IRD 190 / Inserm 1207).
- It will be held in the presence of Eric Berton, President of Aix-Marseille University at 9am.
This event is supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme Grant agreement n°871029.