Sign up for the new edition of the "Emerging and Re-emerging Viruses" MOOC

Emerging and re-emerging viruses are among the major pathogenic agents behind recent epidemics, as seen in the recent episodes of Ebola, chikungunya, influenza, Zika, dengue, SARS and MERS and, just lately, COVID-19.

How do new human viruses emerge? What conditions favor re-emergence? Where do we stand with COVID-19?

To find out more, the online courses division is pleased to invite you to sign up for the third edition of the Emerging and Re-emerging Viruses MOOC, which will run from February 15 to April 15, 2022.

The MOOC is led by Jean-Pierre Vartanian and Pierre-Emmanuel Ceccaldi.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

-    identify the main viruses involved in viral emergence and re-emergence,

-    explain the molecular mechanisms and lifestyle changes underpinning viral emergence,

-    discuss surveillance and monitoring tools for emerging viruses,

-    describe the current COVID-19 pandemic from a virological and epidemiological perspective.

A chapter on COVID-19, recorded in April 2021, has been added to this MOOC. The MOOC was previously run in 2021 without moderation or the possibility of certification.

For this third edition, a sequence about SARS-CoV-2 variants (by Sylvie van der Werf) has been added. The third edition is open for certification in connection with the Institut Pasteur's online diploma in infectious diseases (DNM2IP, see below).

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The Institut Pasteur's online diploma in infectious diseases (DNM2IP)

This MOOC is one of the 15 MOOCs selected for the Institut Pasteur's online diploma in infectious diseases (DNM2IP), which was launched in 2019 and already has more than 700 learners registered on every continent.

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