Lowering the burden of Ebola
In response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a Horizon 2020 EU research initiative ‘EVIDENT’ was launched in November 2014. Equipped with a budget of € 1.7 million, the two-year EVIDENT project provides a research platform which builds upon the success of the European Mobile Laboratory consortium (EMLab) that is performing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) diagnostics in affected West African countries since March 2014. EVIDENT’s mandate is to scientifically exploit specimens from EVD patients collected as part of the outbreak response in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria and to gather critical knowledge on B and T cell immunology, biomarkers, virus evolution, virulence determinants, and transmission of Ebola Virus.
News & Events
Medical Microbiology and Immunology (2016), doi: 10.1007/s00430-015-0438-6
Clinical Infectious Diseases (2016), doi: 10.1093/cid/civ1024
EVIDENT Fact Sheet
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