Peter Horby is Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and director of the Epidemic Diseases Research Group at the University of Oxford. He has conducted clinical and epidemiological research on a wide range of emerging and epidemic infections, including variant CJD, SARS, avian influenza, dengue, Streptococcus suis, Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, Ebola, and plague. He heads the patient-based research component of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, leads multi-centre clinical studies in the Platform foR European Preparedness Against Reemerging Epidemics (PREPARE), and is the current Chair of the International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infections Consortium (ISARIC).
Dr Amadou A Sall is the CEO of Institut Pasteur de Dakar in Senegal and the chairman of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network and director of the WHO collaborating center for Arboviruses and viral hemorrhagic fever. Dr Sall is a virologist with a PhD in Public health. Dr Sall is an expert in epidemics response and control more specifically for arboviruses and viral hemorrhagic fevers (Ebola, Zika, Yellow fever ...).