About the network

The objective of the GABRIEL international scientific network is to strengthen the research and training capacities of laboratories in countries with limited resources, and to improve the surveillance of infectious diseases having a major impact on public health.

Created by the Mérieux Foundation in 2008, GABRIEL network promotes international collaboration in the field of infectious diseases and supports local responses to local health challenges through:

  • Collaborative research

    on acute respiratory infections, tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance and emerging pathogens

  • Technology transfer

    of diagnostic testing tools for better pathogens detection and characterization

  • Training & knowledge-sharing

    to strengthen our partners' capacities to conduct autonomous research projects

This non-profit network brings together 21 research laboratories from academic, public and private institutions located in low-income countries.

The GABRIEL network draws on the expertise of the Mérieux Foundations Medical and Scientific Department, which supports member laboratories in the field of bacterial and viral infectious.

Epidemiological surveillance

Members of the network are present in areas that are exposed to infectious diseases, with a strong risk of epidemics of emerging diseases. Their role is provide epidemiological surveillance.

Targeting high-impact diseases

To launch their research activities the network focus on diseases with a high public health impact, such as respiratory diseases, tuberculosis and antimicrobial resistance. The network establishes strong ties with clinicians and local health authorities and is expected to provide support to national and international public health and research.

GABRIEL network charter

The network respects the principles set out in its charter.

Download the charter