Meeting to explore collaborative opportunities in Arbovirus research convened at THSTI
Scientists from the Dept of Virology, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS), Bangkok, visited THSTI on 8th February, 2019 to explore collaborative opportunities to develop vaccines and diagnostic devices for arboviral infections. They were joined by experts on arbovirus epidemiology, diagnostics, vaccines and clinical research from premier Indian institutes such as National Institute of Virology, Indian Institute of Science, Christian Medical College, Bharati Vidyapeeth, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and National Centre for Biological Sciences.
While faculty members and scientists from THSTI briefed the delegates about research infrastructure and capacity at the institute, the international visitors gave an overview of AFRIMS, the status of dengue vaccine development and dengue assays at their institute. Talks by scientists from national laboratories helped all the experts gain an overview of translational research on arboviruses across Indian labs and a roadmap for future collaborations was discussed.