Laurent Dacheux

Department of Global Health

Institut Pasteur

Laurent Dacheux
Research Engineer

Laurent Dacheux received his doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PharmD) in 2000 from the University of Sciences and Techniques of Tours, France, after defending his thesis on anticancer immunotherapy and pharmacogenetics. He was then graduated in 2005 from a Doctorate in Science (PhD) also at the University of Sciences and Techniques of Tours, France, still in the field of monoclonal antibodies but applied to infectious diseases, and more specifically to HIV.

Since 2004, Laurent Dacheux is acting as one of the deputy directors of the National Reference Center for Rabies (NRC-R) at Institut Pasteur, Paris. Among the several missions dedicated to this center and provided by the French Ministry of Health, he is more specifically invested in the development, the validation and the diffusion of the diagnostic techniques related to rabies. One of his topics in this field is focused on the improvement of the diagnosis of human and animal rabies in the endemic areas through the development of innovative, rapid and applicable tests in field conditions.

In parallel, Laurent Dacheux is also involved in the WHO Collaborative Centre for Research and Reference on Rabies (WHO-CC Rabies), in which he is in charge of various activities focused on the diagnosis, especially those regarding training activities through lectures and organization of workshops in Asia and Africa.

Lastly, he is also a permanent research engineer in the Lyssavirus, Epidemiology and Neuropathology unit (which housed both the NRC-R and the WHO-CC Rabies). In this unit, he is leading integrated researches focused on the two main animal reservoirs of rabies, with carnivores (mainly dogs) and bats, in an One Health approach.


Field Postmortem Rabies Rapid Immunochromatographic Diagnostic Test for Resource-Limited Settings with Further Molecular Applications

1Unit Lyssavirus Epidemiology and Neuropathology, National Reference Center for Rabies and WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Rabies, Institut Pasteur, 2Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, 3Institut de Recherche en Elevage pour le Développement, 4Laboratoire Central Vétérinaire, 5Direction des Services Vétérinaires, 6Ecole Inter Etats de Sciences et de Médecine Vétérinaires de Dakar, 7Laboratoire Central Vétérinaire de Bingerville, Laboratoire National d'Appui au Développement Agricole Bingerville, 8FAO Reference Centre for Rabies, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, 9Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 10University of Basel, 11Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale

JoVE 60008

 Immunology and Infection