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Friday, 13 January 2017 08:16

Building an Ebola Virus Lab in Sierra Leone with Ian Goodfellow, PhD

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Ian Goodfellow, PhD, Cambridge University, is interviewed by Vincent Racaniello, PhD, Columbia University, New York, about state of lab capacity in Africa during the Ebola outbreak. Goodfellow made the decision to go to Sierra Leone during the late summer of 2014 after following the media coverage of the Ebola outbreak. He was part of a team of 10 volunteers from various parts of the UK to establish a diagnostic facility in Makeni. Goodfellow's research interests focus on the molecular mechanisms that viruses use to translate and replicate their genomes, with particular interest in Noroviruses.

This interview took place at Boston University on September 20, 2016, at the Emerging Infectious Diseases A to Z (EIDA2Z) conference hosted by the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL).

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