Ebola Legacy Lab will improve Sierra Leone’s Resilience to Future Epidemics

lab1The University of Makeni’s new Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory officially opens today. UNIMAK Scientists Raoul Emeric and Umaru Jah have already provided essential genetic sequencing support to allow the characterisation of the recently identified Ebola case in north Sierra Leone. The team of local scientists employed by UNIMAK, have been able to obtain the Ebola virus sequence in less than 48 hours from the time the sample arrived at the recently established laboratory.

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The Makeni Trust Fund is pleased to have played a small part in helping Professor Ian Goodfellow from the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge, UK, make this happen.

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