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CREATE-NEO: Outreach

Virtual Seminar Series on Vector-Borne and Zoonotic DiseasesEvery second Tuesday of the month

11am CST   |   5pm GERMANY   |   Midnight SINGAPORE

Organizers: Kathryn Hanley (    |   Nikos Vasilakis (

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Outreach Programs September 2023 - August 2024

Seminar: Date Speaker Location (Zoom) Link to Past Seminars

Spreading clusters of Rift Valley fever disease associated with climate variations in East Africa

September 12, 2023M. Kariuki NjengaWSU Global Health, Kenya 
The Butantan Institute and the dengue vaccine development
October 10, 2023Esper G. KallasUSP & Butantan, Brazil Zoom
Of Bats and Bugs: An integrated approach to biosurveillance of vector-borne pathogens
November 14, 2023Anna FagreCDC, USAZoom
Can live vaccines for dengue virus still be the answer?December 12, 2023Steven WhiteheadNIH, USAZoom
Evolution of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in India since its reemergence in 2005January 9, 2024Sujatha SunilICGES, IndiaZoom

Adaptive immune responses to dengue virus infection

February 13, 2024Tineke CantaertInstitut Pasteur, CambodiaZoom
Genomic epidemiology and ecology of mosquito- and tickborne virusesMarch 12, 2024Nathan GrubaughYale University, USAZoom
April 9, 2024Rafael Kroon CamposUTMB, USAZoom

May 14, 2024


Samantha SampsonStellenbosch University, ZA 
Implementing an Integrated System to Enhance Global Surveillance of Emerging and Reemerging Viral ThreatJune 11, 2024Marta GiovanettiFiocruz/UCBM, Brazil/Italy Zoom
 July 9, 2024Lyle Petersen
 August 13, 2024Scott C. WeaverUTMB, USA 
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The Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Disease (CREID) is a coordinated network with centers in regions around the globe where emerging and re-emerging infectious disease outbreaks are likely to occur. Multidisciplinary teams of investigators will conduct pathogen/host surveillance, study pathogen transmission, pathogenesis and immunologic responses in the host, and will develop reagents and diagnostic assays for improved detection for important emerging pathogens and their vectors.

NIAID launched the CREID Network in 2020.This website is run by CREATE-NEO, a member of the CREID Network independent of NIH/NIAID.