Laboratory Research Platform

To establish a laboratory network with the capabilities to provide integrated support to clinical research in preparation for and response to outbreaks in SSA.

Work Package Lead
Dr Amadou Sall
Dr Amadou Sall

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 ...).

Work Package co-lead
Souleymane Mboup
Souleymane Mboup

Professor Souleymane Mboup studied at Cheikh Anta Diop university in Dakar and the University of Tour in France. As former student at the Senegalese Military Health Training Academy, he also holds the title of Colonel in the Senegalese armed forces. His career spans more than 30 years dedicated to HIV-related research and lecturing at Cheikh Anta Diop Universityof Dakar and partner universities across the world. Souleymane and his research team discovered HIV-2 virus.

He has held several high profile positions and was a member of several scientific societies in Senegal and in the world. Souleymane has authored more than 200 publications and 18 books, and has been an International Projects Review Expert and Principal Investigator in many research projects.

His experience, knowledge and availability, have credited him with several Awards and Honors, the following are some of his honours:

  • 1st Award of the African AIDS Society (SAA), Dakar 1991
  • Arthur Houghton Jr. Star Crystal Award (African AmericanInstitute) 1994, United Nations
  • 1st Award of the French National Academy of Pharmacy for “Francophone Pharmacy “(Paris, 2000)
  • Award El fasi (Francophone Universities), Louvain La Neuve, Belgium, 2004

To perpetuate his expertise and know - how, Professor Mboup has initiated the construction of “Institut de Recherche en Santé, de Surveillance Epidémiologique et de Formations” (IRESSEF), which was officially launched by His Excellency Macky Sall, President of Senegal on June 19th 2017. He plans to make of this new institute, a modern platform to promote high quality research and training in Africa.