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The center’s scientific cooperation is in the form of national and international cooperation:

National cooperation

Currently the center has an agreement of collaboration with the Center of Communicable Diseases Control, the Medical University of Hamadan and the Rodentology Group of the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and close collaboration with the Health Department of the Tehran University of M edical Sciences and the Medical University of Kurdistan.

Figure 37: Meeting with center officials and Center of Communicable Diseases Control with the board of directors of the Medical University of Kurdistan in order to strengthen cooperation, 2012.

International cooperation

Scientific development and growth of a new phase of scientific activities were beholden to close collaboration with the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar and the Pasteur Institute in France. These two institutes are the collaborating centers of the World Health Organization regarding plague.

Pasteur Institute of Madagascar

Following the visit of the center’s director to the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar, where he spent a month at a training course bringing back necessary laboratory materials and plans, plague research projects were designed.

Subsequently, Dr. Rajerison, director of the Yersinia laboratory of the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar came to Akanlu in June 2013 and conducted a workshop.

Figure 38: A number of teachers of Field Epidemiology of Emerging and Reemerging infectious diseases workshop, in June 2013, Dr. (Mrs.)

Rajerison can be seen in the middle of the image.

Pasteur Institute of Paris

Collaboration with the Pasteur Institute of Paris in the design of studies and writing articles led to publishing a paper on plague.

Over the past 4 years, two international proposals (ACIP and Jundishapur) are written by support of Dr. Elizabeth Carniel, director of the Yersinia Pasteur laboratory in Paris.

Figure 39: Dr. Carniel, director of the Yersinia Pasteur laboratory, scientific adviser to the plague center.

Natural History Museum of France

Scientific interaction was organized with Professor Jean-Pierre Hugot from the National History Museum of France to develop rodent research. He was invited in June 2014 to Pasteur Institute of Iran and visited the current activities of the institute and one Jundishapur project was set up with him.

Figure 42: Professor Jean-Pierre Hugot from the National History Museum of France.

Oslo University

Dr. Nils Christian Stenseth, director of the Sciences Academy of Norway and the director of the Ecology and Evolution Center at the University of Oslo invited the director of the Akanlu Research Center in May 2014, to develop scientific interaction, and in July 2014 the head of the plague, tularemia or Q fever laboratory, for a meeting on plague. Following these meeting, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed and authorized common projects.

Figure 40: From left: Ehsan Mostafavi, Nils Christian et al., University of Oslo, May 2014.

Pathology and Biology Institute of France

Scientific interaction with Dr. Max Maurin, director of the Institute of Pathology and Biology of France, one of the world’s experts in the field of tularemia started with a presentation by the director of the Akanlu Research Center as he spoke ab out the results of a new study on tularemia in Iran at the International Congress on tularemia in Turkey in 2013.He subsequently played an important role as scientific advisor on tularemia research and the scientific cooperation continues today. The results of this common work were published as a common article.

Academy of Sciences of Hungary

In April 2015 Pasteur Institute of Iran signed a collaboration memorandum with the Veterinary and Medical of Academy of Science of Hungary to develop international cooperation of the Research Center of Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases. According to the terms of the agreement, both parties shall do their best on their common research projects and shall exchange researchers.

During the past three years, the director of the center has been invited to participate in various international meetings related to the center’s fields of work.

 
 
 
 

Figure 41: Participant at World Health Organization stations in Egypt, Morocco, Jordan and Singapore.

 
  

I did not choose the plague, but it desired me!

Marcel Baltazard (1907-1971), founder of research centre