High level Scientific Days on host-pathogen interactions

For the first edition, the Bangui Scientific Days focused on research that contributes to the fight against infectious diseases in the world and in the Central African Republic.

The first Scientific Days took place from 28th to 29th November 2018, under the very high patronage of Professor Faustin Archange Touadera, Head of State, at the Galaxy International School Complex.

In his message, the Head of State highlighted the importance of these Scientific Days for the Central African Republic and welcomed the sustained collaboration between the Institut Pasteur de Bangui and the University of Bangui in organizing this event. He also aspired to the sustainability of the Bangui Scientific Days event with the renewed support of the State.

With the theme "Host-pathogen interactions in Tropical Africa", the first Bangui Scientific Days brought together nearly 150 participants, including many scientists, lecturers, researchers and clinicians. This event will contribute to increase the visibility of research work in the fight against infectious diseases and the interaction of the microorganisms responsible for them with humans, animals, insects and plants at the national and international levels.

The first conference was delivered by Dr Nicolas Berthet of the Emergency Biological Intervention Unit of the Institut Pasteur de Paris, on the development and dissemination of new tools such as the implementation of a sequencing platform in Gabon, to address the challenges of effective epidemiological surveillance of health threats.

During these two days, 40 speakers followed one another for their oral presentations and 27 posters were displayed.

The Bangui Scientific Days took place thanks to the contribution of the Central African Government, the Embassy of France, the City Hall of Bangui, the International Network of Pasteur Institutes, ASECNA, MOCAF, Air France-KLM, CORAIL, SODIAC, SOCATRAF and some individuals.

This article was first published by the Institut Pasteur de Bangui and translated in english bu



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