MSoP present at World Health Organisation
WHO invite MSoP to Geneva to present "A research and development blueprint for action to prevent epidemics”
Dr Nigel Temperton (Viral Pseudotype Unit, Kent) and Dr Edward Wright (VPU Westminster) were invited to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva on 5th April 2016 to co-present a blueprint proposal (with NIBSC, with whom they have close links) for "A research and development blueprint for action to prevent epidemics” (http://www.who.int/csr/research-and-development/en/).
Nigel said of the visit “This had always been an ambition of mine, to visit the WHO and hopefully to be part of new impact streams ensuing from my research on viral pseudotypes”. The proposal involves the exploitation of viral pseudotypes for the characterisation of antibody standards for Ebola (and other priority emerging viruses), a topic on which Nigel has recently written an editorial for Future Virology (http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/fvl.15.87).