Applied research has the following main areas of activities:
- Identification of bioMarkers in respiratory infections
- Epidemiology of respiratory infections
- TB multidrug resistance identification
- Surveillance for antimicrobial resistance
- Emerging viral infections
One of the missions is to develop new diagnostic tools for emerging pathogens for developing countries. Another mission is to provide training and technical support to the GABRIEL network laboratories located in the developing countries. The group has several years of experience in molecular and cell biology and protein biochemistry.
The EPL is involved in several public health programmes for which it proposes diagnostic solutions, and conducts applied and operational research to evaluate how introduction of novel diagnostic tools can contribute to improved disease control and prevention. The EPL conducts research to characterize biodiversity of viral and bacterial pathogens, and monitor the appearance of resistance to treatments (tuberculosis, influenza) or spread in previously unaffected populations (arboviruses).
The team has built an international network of reseach collaborations in UK, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands and Brazil. The hemorrhagic fever programme is carried out in collaboration with the French Army Health Service.
The Emerging Pathogens Laboratory is also member of the LabEx Ecofect ‘Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Infectious Diseases’.