Our Preparedness Work

GloPID-R decided to identify the most important research gaps and scientific investigation topics for chikungunya but also O’nyong nyong and Mayaro. It launched a dedicated scientific working group with the mission to provide recommendations to research funders.

Working Group

This scientific working group is looking at various aspects of chikungunya, with the objective of identifying important research gaps. Areas of work include diagnostics, epidemiology, clinical treatment, monitoring and vector control.

Working Group Participants

Marseille University

Xavier de Lamballerie


Marseille University

Laura Pezzi

Scientific secretariat

Glasgow University

Alain Kohl

Pasteur Institute, Dakar

Amadou Sall


André Siqueira

Pasteur Institute, Paris

Anna-Bella Failloux

Centre for Infectious Disease Control-RIVM

Chantal Reusken

University of Stanford

Desiree LaBeaud

CIHR Quebec

Elisabeth Page

IRBA, French Army Biomedical Research Institute

Fabrice Simon

BSRI Blood Systems Research Institute / University of California

Graham Simmons

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Jan-Felix Drexler

REGA Institute for Medical Research

Johan Neyts

A*STAR Agency for Science

Lisa Ng

Pasteur Institute

Marc Lecuit

Washington University, Saint Louis

Michael Diamond

University of Manitoba

Michael Drebot


Patricia Brasil

EFS French blood bank

Pierre Gallian


Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira

UTMB University of Texas Medical Branch

Scott Weaver

Heidelberg University

Thomas Jaenisch