Dr Anavaj SAKUNTABHAI Ecology and Emergence of Arthropod-borne Pathogens, Department of Global Health, Institut Pasteur Human genetic study of dengue viral infection”. Invité par le Dr Nicolas Vince

Sakuntabhai, MD, DPhil, Professor at the Institut Pasteur, Paris where he was recruited in 2000 to develop a program on the genetics of infectious diseases. His recent research has shown that both gene-gene and gene-environmental interactions play a significant role in susceptibility to malaria and Dengue fever. He has significant experience in coordination of international programs, having been coordinator of European FP7 project on Dengue Framework for Resisting Epidemics in Europe (DENFREE). Currently, he is a leader of the Pasteur International Center for Research on Emerging Infectious Diseases (PICREID) – a multi-million dollars program supported by the NIH. Recently, he was appointed as the director of Institut Pasteur Japan office to establish transdisciplinary network on Emerging Infectious Diseases between Japan, France and countries in Indo-Pacific region. He is now an adjunct professor at McGill Genome center, McGill University, a visiting professor at Center for Genomic Medicine, Kyoto University, and Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo (IMSUT).4