The West African Research Network for Infectious Diseases (WARN-ID) is a coalition of clinicians, epidemiologists, bioinformaticians, and biologists in the United States, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia, and Senegal, who conduct pathogen/host surveillance, and study pathogen transmission, evolution, disease development and immune responses in the host. Funded via the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), WARN-ID is creating new technologies to carry out laboratory and diagnostic tests for improved detection of emerging pathogens, based on previous experience developing rapid diagnostic tests, CRISPR-based assays, metagenomic sequencing, and computational tools.

By combining active surveillance, capacity building, and technology development, WARN-ID aims to mitigate the effects of future pandemic threats.

WARN-ID is as part of the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID) Network. Read the award announcement.


Welcome Summer Research Interns

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The Andersen Lab would like to officially introduce and welcome eight summer interns selected from two programs offered by Scripps Research and the Scripps Research Translational Institute! Our interns are…

WARN-ID Genomic Epidemiology Training

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Over the past several months Dr. Shirlee Wohl, in the Andersen Lab, spearheaded the development of an interactive WARN-ID genomic epidemiology training course focused on generating and analyzing SARS-CoV-2 data.…

Get a funded fellowship placement at ACEGID!

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Medium- to Long-term Fellowships are available for established scientists, post-doctorate fellows, and public health officials. Please see ACEGID's website for more information: https://genomics.africa/long-term-fellowships. Applications are due: 28 February 2022 Overview:…