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.


WARN-ID pilot project identifies how SARS-CoV-2 spreads in the Middle East

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The initial findings of WARN-ID’s first pilot research project “Development of a Real-Time Pathogen Surveillance System in Jordan” have recently been published in Nature Communications. The highly collaborative project began…

The Sabeti lab visits new Centre International de Recherche et de Formation sur la Génomique et de Surveillance Sanitaire (CIGASS)

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The Sabet Laboratory at Harvard University & the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the Laboratory of Parasitology and Mycology (LPM) at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD)…

WARN-ID Genomic Epidemiology Training Lays Groundwork for Future Research

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WARN-ID recently concluded a six-week genomic epidemiology training of  44 trainees across seven countries. The training was composed of three modules aimed at meeting the immediate need for SARS-CoV-2 sequencing,…