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Published on 26/05/2014

European Union Reference Laboratory team presentation

The EURL team, under the direction of Dr. Florence Cliquet, has a staff of 3 people dedicated to the Lyssavirus Unit.

Name Background Experience in rabies since... EURL for rabies Other activities
Dr. Florence Cliquet Senior Scientist; PhD in Immunology 1992

Director of the EURL for rabies

Head of the Lyssavirus unit; Head of the rabies serology EURL; Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre; OIE rabies expert
Dr. Emmanuelle Robardet Scientist; PhD in Epidemiology 2009

Head of rabies EURL project

Head of the Rabies EURL; Epidemiology
Jonathan Rieder Technical scientist 2010

Rabies EURL technical scientist

Lyssavirus activities
Sylvie Tourdiat Administrative officer 2008

Rabies EURL administrative officer

EURL for rabies website maintenance


The Lyssavirus Unit represented by 15 agents is headed by Dr Florence Cliquet. Each scientist of the Lyssavirus Unit can provide expertise, scientific and technical support under the rabies EURL mandate in accordance with their specialty (diagnosis, molecular biology, bait titration, virology, etc.).

Name Background Experience in rabies since... Speciality Position
Dr. Evelyne Picard-Meyer Scientist; PhD in molecular biology 2001 Rabies diagnosis and molecular epidemiology Head of the molecular biology platform for rabies
Dr. Jacques Barrat Doctor of Veterinary Medecine 1983 Rabies activities & animal experimentation OIE rabies expert; Head of animal experimentation.
Marine Wasniewski Scientific engineer 2002 Rabies serology Head of the Rabies serology EURL; Head of virology section; responsible for immunology work in seroneutralisation tests.
Alexandre Servat Scientific engineer 2000 Rabies diagnostic & vaccines Head of vaccinology section and diagnosis.
Jean-Michel Demerson Head technician 1989 Fox ecology and in field rabies oral vaccination programmes using aerial and manual methods Wildlife unit


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Last update: 03 August 2017