Between January 28th and February 11th 2021, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) held its fourth Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Given the current global COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was conducted virtually. The board was consisted of nine eminent scientists: Prof Sharon LEWIN (Chair, Doherty Institute, Univ of Melbourne, Australia), Prof Anavaj SAKHUNTABHAI (Rapporteur, Japan Office, Institut Pasteur), HE Prof SAPHONN Vonthanak (University of Health Sciences, Cambodian Ministry of Health), HE Prof SORN San (GDAPH, Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry), HE Prof TOUCH Visalsok (Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport), Prof Linfa WANG (Duke-NUS Medical School , Singapore), Prof Ivo MUELLER (Institut Pasteur, France and WEHI, University of Melbourne, Australia), Prof Ian SUTHERLAND (NAMRU-2, Cambodia), and Prof Sylvain BRISSE (Instiut Pasteur, France).
The meeting provided an opportunity for IPC scientists from all research units (Epidemiology, Virology, Malaria and Molecular Epidemiology, Immunology, Medical and Veterinary Entomology), research groups (clinical research, one-health, antimicrobial resistance and geo-health), and the public services (Medical Biology Laboratory, Vaccination Center, Laboratory for Environment and Food Safety) to highlight their achievements, progress, and perspectives in research.
IPC appreciates all of the board members insightful recommendations and encouragement for continued contribution to national and international public health efforts through IPC’s research on emerging, neglected, and major endemic pathogens and diseases in South East Asia.