Mos(kit)o from iGEM 2016 Team Pasteur Paris is awarded and recognized

The iGEM 2016 Pasteur Paris Mos(kit)o project won a joint African Academy of Sciences / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation award in collaboration with Institut Pasteur de Dakar.

"[The project] will validate and implement a timely and up-to-date surveillance system of zika virus prevalence in the mosquito population in the Kédougou area using an innovative integrated device developed by Gopaul from Institut Pasteur in Paris. This 3-in-1 device includes: 1) a mosquito trap, an analysis station that will carry an antibody based detection system with an easy to read colour change result and 3) a mapping software to create a real-time map of arbovirus infected mosquitoes. The final outcome will be the production of tools that can be used to implement focused and ecofriendly vector control interventions to improve maternal and neonatal health." [1]

The team will also present their project at the World Health Organization this month.


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