First meeting of the AIOLOS Scientific Advisory Board

AIOLOS set up a Scientific Advisory Board to provide guidance on public health and scientific components of the project.

The Scientific Advisory Board is constituted of prominent specialists in the various fields involved in the project, including:

  • Prof. Antoine Flahault, Director of the Institute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva;
  • Prof. Sandra Ciesek, Director of the Frankfurt Institute of Medical Virology, Germany;
  • Prof. Jianhong Wu, Laboratory for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, York University, Canada;
  • Prof. Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Head of the Department of Arbovirology and Entomology , Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg , Germany.

The Board held its first meeting end of September 2022. WHO and the Health Emergency and Response Authority (HERA) also participated as observers. Their engagement is key to ensure relevance of the tools for decision makers and consistency with other pandemic preparedness initiatives.