Strengthening Capacities of Influenza Laboratory Experts: WHO Practical Course on Molecular Identification of Influenza

WHO practical course on molecular identification of influenza took place May 28 – June 1, 2012 at the RII. The course was attended by specialists of national influenza laboratories from CIS countries — Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Moldova. The event was overseen by Dr. Dmitriy Pereyaslov from EuroWHO and Prof. Anna Sominina, chief of the National Influenza Centre at the RII, and included theoretical lectures and a practical part, carried out by RII’s Mikhail Grudinin, Maria Pisareva, Joan Busitskaya, Elisaveta Smorodintseva and Andrey Komissarov. For more information see EuroWHO website.


Anna Sominina(4th from the left), Dmitriy Pereyaslov(4th from the right) and Mikhail Grudinin(5th from the right) with course attendees