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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.


What is mCARMEN?

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Researchers at the Broad Institute recognized the need for a single platform with both detection and surveillance capabilities for comprehensive detection of SARS-CoV-2 variants and other respiratory viruses. Currently, there…

Chat with Shirlee Wohl, Institute Investigator at Scripps Research

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Shirlee Wohl joined WARN-ID and the Andersen lab in the fall of 2021 as a researcher, writer, trainer, and right hand to Kristian Andersen. But most recently, she added Scripps…

Andersen lab postdoc visits the National Public Health Institute of Liberia

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Genomics Laboratory manager Lawrence Fakoli III carries out SARS-CoV-2 sequencing protocols while Francis Jaryan observes. PC: Holly Lutz The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), in collaboration with the…