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Published on 26/05/2014

European Union Reference Laboratory team presentation


The EURL team, under the direction of Dr. Florence Cliquet, has a staff of 3 people dedicated to the Lyssavirus Unit.

Director of the EURL for rabies

Dr. Florence Cliquet: Senior Scientist; PhD in Immunology; 22 years of experience in rabies; Head of the Lyssavirus unit; Head of the rabies serology EURL and the rabies EURL; Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre; OIE rabies expert

Head of rabies EURL project

Dr. Emmanuelle Robardet: Scientist; PhD in Epidemiology; 6 years of experience in rabies; Head of the Rabies EURL

Rabies EURL technical scientist

Jonathan Rieder

Rabies EURL administrative officer

Sylvie Tourdiat


The Lyssavirus Unit represented by 15 agents is headed by Dr Florence Cliquet. Each scientist of the Lyssavirus Unit can provide expertise, scientific and technical support under the rabies EURL mandate in accordance with their specialty (diagnosis, molecular biology, bait titration, virology, etc.).

Dr. Evelyne Picard-Meyer: Scientist; PhD in molecular biology; 13 years of experience in rabies diagnosis and molecular epidemiology; Deputy Head of the Lyssavirus Unit.

Dr. Jacques Barrat: Doctor of Veterinary Medecine; 31 years of experience in rabies; OIE rabies expert; Head of animal experimentation.

Marine Wasniewski: Scientific engineer; 12 years of experience in rabies; Head of the Rabies serology EURL; Head of virology section; responsible for immunology work in seroneutralisation tests.

Alexandre Servat: Scientific engineer; 14 years of experience in rabies; Head of vaccinology section and diagnosis.

Jean-Michel Demerson: Head technician; 26 years of experience in fox ecology and in field rabies oral vaccination programmes using aerial and manual methods.


Group picture of the Lyssavirus Unit


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  • “rabies” in the object
  • your name, laboratory and function in the message

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Last updat: 06 August 2014