Amadou Sall

Amadou Sall
Dr Amadou A. Sall is a virologist with a PhD in Public Health. He received his scientific education at Universities Paul Sabatier at Toulouse, Paris Orsay and Pierre et Marie Curie in France. His training was done at several laboratories, including Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, Institute of Virology and Environmental Medicine, Oxford, UK, Center for Tropical Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, New York.

Amadou is currently Head of the Arboviruses and Viral Hemorrhagic Fever unit at Institute Pasteur Senegal, Director of the WHO Collaborating Center, and Scientific Director of Institut Pasteur de Dakar, which belongs to the Institut Pasteur International network. His research is focused primarily on ecology and evolution of arboviruses and viral hemorrhagic fever and diagnostics of the latter viruses is a priority in his laboratory. Dr Sall has worked for 2 years in Cambodia (2002-2004) on hepatitis B and C viruses. He was a Visiting Research Scientist at the Center for Infection and Immunity at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, New York and worked for a year on pathogen discovery. He has published more than 100 papers and book chapters.

Amadou is consultant and member of expert committees for WHO (GOARN, TDR…), OIE and member of GOARN steering committee. He is the director and founder of the international course on “arboviruses and viral hemorrhagic fever diagnosis, prevention, control and outbreak management” organized by Institut Pasteur Dakar in partnership with AMP, Ministry of Health of Senegal and University Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar. He has taught at the University Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar, University of Columbia at New York and Institut Pasteur in Paris. Dr Sall received the Senegal presidential award for Science in 2011 and is a member of the Senegal National Academy of Science and Technology.