Contact Info

  • DIPNET Steering Committee
  • DIPNET Coordinating Centre (United Kingdom)
  • DIPNET EU Partners
  • Other DIPNET Collaborators
  • DIPNET Steering Committee

    Dr. Jonathan Green

    IT / Bioinformatics Lead

    UK

    Dr. Nerija Kupreviciene

    Key Epidemiologist

    Lithuania

    Dr. Antoanetta Detcheva

    Key Microbiologist

    Bulgaria

    Dr. Nedret Emiroglu

    Regional Advisor

    WHO

    Dr. Christina von Hunolstein

    Key Microbiologist

    Italy

    Dr. Androulla Efstratiou

    DIPNET Project Leader

    UK

    Dr. Shona Neal

    Scientific Coordinator

    UK

    Dr. Andrew Amato

    ECDC Representative

    ECDC

    Dr. Efsun Akbas

    Key Microbiologist

    Turkey

    Dr. Irina Lucenko

    Key Epidemiologist

    Latvia

    Ms. Joanne White

    Epidemiology Lead

    UK

    Dr. Nicole Guiso

    Key Microbiologist

    France

    Dr. Anastasia Pangalis

    Key Microbiologist

    Greece

    Dr. Jaana Vuopio-Varkila

    Key Microbiologist

    Finland

    Dr. Adriana Pistol

    Key Epidemiologist

    Romania

    Dr. Alenka Kraigher

    Key Epidemiologist

    Slovenia

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    DIPNET Coordinating Centre (United Kingdom)

    Respiratory and Systemic Infection Department
    Health Protection Agency
    Centre For Infections
    1 Colindale Avenue
    London
    NW9 5HT
    Fax: +44 20 8205 6528
    Mrs. Karen Broughton Serology Microbiologist +44 20 8327 7289
    Dr. Aruni De Zoysa Senior Molecular Microbiologist +44 20 8327 7536
    Dr. Androulla Efstratiou DIPNET Project Leader +44 20 8327 7270
    Ms. Ginder Mann Diagnostic Microbiologist +44 20 8327 7536
    Ms. Sophia Masud Project Administrator +44 20 8327 7218
    Dr. Shona Neal Scientific Coordinator +44 20 8327 7160
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    Bioinformatics Unit
    Health Protection Agency
    Centre For Infections
    Genomics & Proteomics
    61 Colindale Avenue
    London
    NW9 5HT
    Fax: +44 20 8200 7868
    Dr. Tim Dallman Project Scientist / Bioinformatician +44 20 8327 7337
    Dr. Jonathan Green IT / Bioinformatics Lead +44 20 8327 6619
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    Immunisation Department
    Health Protection Agency
    Centre For Infections
    61 Colindale Avenue
    London
    NW9 5HT
    Fax: +44 20 8200 7868
    Ms. Karen Wagner Project Scientist / Epidemiologist +44 20 8327 6407
    Ms. Joanne White Epidemiology Lead +44 20 8327 7446
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    DIPNET EU Partners

    Microbiologists

    Epidemiologists

    Austria

    Dr. Ulrich Sagel
    analyse BioLab GmbH
    Gesundheit und Ernahrungssicherheit
    Instiut fur Medizinische Mikrobilogie und Hygiene Linz
    Defferlingerstrabe 2
    A-4017 Linz
    Tel: +43 0 732 781991-248
    Fax: +43 0 732 781991 30
    Dr. Petra Feierabend
    Bundesministerium fur Gesundheit
    Familie und Jugend
    Federal Ministry of Health Family and Youth
    Offentliche Gesundheit/Publich Health Protection Agency
    Abt./Dep.III/1
    Radetzkystrasse 2
    1030 Wien
    Tel: +43 1 711 00 4749
    Fax: +43 644 83128 37
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    Belgium

    Prof. Denis Pierard
    Academisch Ziekenhuis - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Microbiology Department
    Laarbeeklaan 101
    1090 Brussels
    Tel: +32 2 477 50 02
    Fax: +32 3 477 50 15
    Dr. Germaine Hanquet
    Academisch Ziekenhuis - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Microbiology Department
    Laarbeeklaan 101
    1090 Brussels
    Tel: +32 2 477 50 02
    Fax: +32 3 477 50 15
    Dr. Martine Sabbe
    Institut Scientifique De La Sante Publique (ISP)
    Juliette Wytsmanstreet 14
    1050 Belgium
    Brussels
    Tel: +02 642 5724
    Fax: +02 642 5410
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    Bulgaria

    Dr. Antoanetta Detcheva
    National Centre of Infections and Parasitic Diseases
    Department of Microbiology
    Yanko Sakazov Blvd No 26
    Sofia - 1504
    Tel: +359 2 944 6999
    Fax: +359 2 943 3075
    Dr. Nadezhda Vladimirova
    National Centre of Infections and Parasitic Diseases
    Department of Epidemiology
    Yanko Sakazov Blvd No 26
    Sofia - 1504
    Tel: +359 2 9446 999 / ext 248
    Fax: +359 2 843 81 02
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    Cyprus

    Dr. Despo Pieridou Bagatzouni
    Nicosia General Hospital
    Microbiology Laboratory
    Nicosia
    Tel: +357 2 2801682
    Fax: +357 2 2801664
    Dr. Chrystalla Hadjianastassiou
    Ministry of Health
    Chief Medical Officer
    Medical & Public Health Services
    10 Markou Drakou Street
    Pallouriotissa 1449
    Nicosia
    Tel: +357 22400146
    Fax: +357 22400223
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    Czech Republic

    Dr. Jana Zavadilova
    National Instutute of Public Health
    Srobarova 48
    100 42 PRAHA 10
    Czech Republic
    Tel: +420 2 6708 2242
    Fax: +420 2 6708 2126
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    Denmark

    Dr. Jens Jorgen Christensen
    Statens Serum Institut
    Unit of Clinical Microbiology
    Artillerivej 5
    2300 Copenhagen S
    Tel: +45 3268 3572
    Fax: +45 3268 3873
    Dr. Peter Andersen
    Statens Serum Institut
    Department of Epidemiology
    Artillerivej 5
    2300 Copenhagen S
    Tel: +45 3268 3265
    Fax: +45 3268 3874
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    Estonia

    Dr. Unna Joks
    Health Protection Inspectorate
    Central Laboratory of Microbiology
    Kotka 2
    11315 Tallinn
    Tel: +372 694 3652
    Fax: +372 694 3651
    Dr. Irina Donchenko
    Health Protection Inspectorate
    Chief Specialist on Epidemiology
    Paldiski Mnt. 81
    10617 Tallinn
    Tel: +372 694 3545
    Fax: +372 694 3501
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    Finland

    Dr. Jaana Vuopio-Varkila
    KTL National Public Health Institute
    Chief Physian
    Head of Laboratory
    Laboratory of Hospital Bacteriology
    Mannerheimintie 166
    SF-00300 Helsinki
    Tel: +358 9 474 48240
    Fax: +358 9 474 48238
    Dr. Markku Kuusi
    KTL National Public Health Institute
    Senior Medical Epidemiologist
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
    Mannerheimintie 166
    SF-0030 Helsinki
    Tel: +358 9 4744 8935
    Fax: +358 9 4744 8468
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    France

    Dr. Nicole Guiso
    Unité de Biodiversité des Bactéries
    Pathogénes Emergentes
    Institut Pasteur
    28 Rue Du Dr Roux
    75724 Paris Cédex 15
    Tel: +33 1 45 68 83 34
    Fax: +33 1 40 61 35 33
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    Germany

    Dr. Andreas Sing
    Bayerisches Landesamt Fur Gesundheit Und Lebensmittelsicherheit (LGL)
    Bavarian Health & Food Saftey Authority.
    Tel: +49 -89 31560 814
    Fax: +49 -89 31560 458
    Dr. Wiebke Hellenbrand
    FG 33 Impfpavention
    Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie
    Robert Koch Institut
    Seestraße 10
    13353 Berlin
    Tel: +49(0)30 18754-3408 (sec 3402)
    Fax: +49(0)30 18754-3533
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    Greece

    Dr. Anastasia Pangalis
    Athens Children's Hospital 'Aghia Sophia'
    Thevon & Micras Asias
    1 Kyriakidou Street
    Goudi
    Athens
    15452
    Tel: +30 21 0 777 0152
    Fax: +30 21 0 777 0152
    Prof. Jenny Kremastinou
    National School of Public Health
    196 Alexandras Avenue
    Athens
    Tel: +30 210 646 59 82
    Fax: +30 210 643 22 58
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    Ireland

    Professor. Phillip G Murphy
    Consultant in Medical Microbiology
    The Adelaide & Meath Hospitals
    Dublin incorporating the National Children's Hospital
    Tallaght
    Dublin 24
    Tel: +353 1 414 3919
    Fax: +353 1 414 3980
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    Italy

    Dr. Christina von Hunolstein
    Istituto Superiore De Sanita
    Laboratory of Bacteriology & Medical Microbiology
    Viale Regina Elena
    299 00161 Roma
    Tel: +39 06 4990 2036
    Fax: +39 06 4938 7112
    Dr. Cristina Rota
    Centro Nazionale di Epidemiologia
    Communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit
    Sorveglianza e Promozione Della Salute
    Istituto Superiore de Sanita
    Viale Regina Elena 299
    00161 Roma
    Tel: +39 06 4990 4260
    Fax: +39 06 4423 2444
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    Latvia

    Dr. Ruta Paberza
    Infectology Centre of Latvia Head
    Bacteriology Department of ICL Laboratory
    3 Linezera Street
    Riga
    LV-1006
    Tel: +371 7014508
    Fax: +371 7014568
    Dr. Irina Lucenko
    State Agency - Public Health Agency
    Department of Epidemiological Surveillance of Infectious Diseases
    7 Klijanu Str
    LV 1012 Riga
    Tel: +371 67081 504
    Fax: +371 6737 5940
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    Lithuania

    Dr. Snieguole Dauksiene
    Centre for Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control
    Kalvariju Str 153
    LT-08221 Vilnius
    Tel: +370 5 2159273
    Fax: +370 5 2778761
    Dr. Nerija Kupreviciene
    National Public Health Investigation Centre
    Laboratory of Microbiology
    Zolyno 36
    LT - 10210 Vilnius
    Tel: +370 5 2105496
    Fax: +370 5 2104848
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    Netherlands

    Prof. Frits Mooi
    Laboratory for Vaccine Preventable Diseases (LTR)
    RIVM
    Po Box 1
    3720 BA Bilthoven
    Tel: +31 30 274 3091
    Fax: +31 30 274 4449
    Dr. Hester de Melker
    Laboratory for Vaccine Preventable Diseases (LTR)
    RIVM
    Po Box 1
    3720 BA Bilthoven
    Tel: +31 30 274 3958
    Fax: +31 30 274 4409
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    Norway

    Dr. Arne Hoiby
    Division of Infectious Disease Control
    Department of Airborne Infections
    National Institute of Public Health
    Oslo
    Tel: +47 22042200
    Fax: +47 22042518
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    Poland

    Dr. Aleksandra Anna Zasada
    National Institute of Public Health
    National Institute of Hygiene
    Department of Bacteriology
    Chocimska 24
    00-791 Warsaw
    Poland
    Tel: +4822 5421246
    Fax: +4822 5421307
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    Portugal

    Dr. Maria Paula Bajanca Lavado
    Centro de Doencas Infecciosas
    Instituto Nacional de Saude Dr. Ricardo Jorge
    Av. Padre Cruz
    1649-016
    Lisboa
    Tel: +351 21 7519226
    Fax: +351 21 7519246
    Dr. Cristina Furtado
    Instituto Nacional de Saude Dr Ricardo Jorge
    Centro de Bacteriologia
    Av. Padre Cruz
    1649-016 Lisboa
    Tel: +351 21 7526439
    Fax: +351 21 7526400
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    Romania

    Dr. Adriana Pistol
    Institute of Public Health of Bucharest
    National Centre for Communicable Diseases
    Surveillance & Control
    Dr Leonte Street
    No 1-3
    Sector 5
    Bucharest
    Tel: +4021 2249238
    Fax: +4021 318 3634
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    Slovenia

    Dr. Darja Dovecar
    National Institute of Public Health
    Trubarjeva 2 1000
    Ljubljana
    Tel: +386 1 2441 410
    Fax: +386 1 244147
    Dr. Alenka Kraigher
    Head of Communicable Diseases Centre
    National Institute of Public Health
    Trubarjeva 2
    1000 Ljubljana
    Tel: +386 1 2441 410
    Fax: +386 1 244147
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    Spain

    Dr. Laura Herrera-Leon
    Instituto de Salud Carlos III
    Carretera Majadhonda-Pozuelo S/N
    CP 28220
    Majadhonda
    Madrid
    Tel: +34 918223642
    Fax: +34 915097966
    Ms. Isabel Pena Rey
    National Epidemiology Centre
    Carlos III Heatlh Institute
    Ave. Monforte de Lemos
    5 Pab.12
    28029 Madrid
    Spain
    Tel: +34 918 222 636
    Fax: +34 913 877 815
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    Sweden

    Dr. Birgitta Henriques Normark
    Department of Bacteriology
    Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control
    S 171 82
    Solna
    Tel: +46 8 457 24 13
    Fax: +46 8 30 2566
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    Turkey

    Dr. Efsun Akbas
    Refik Saydam National Hygiene Institute
    Communicable Diseases Research Dept
    AB Blok 2
    Kat - Sihhiye
    06100 Ankara
    Tel: +90 312 438 2158
    Fax: +90 312 431 2408
    Dr. Mehmet Ali Torunoglu
    Ministry of Health of Turkey
    Primary Health Care General Directorate
    Communicable Diseases Department
    Sihhiye
    06100 Ankara
    Tel: +90 312 435 2971
    Fax: +90 312 432 2994
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    UK

    Dr. Androulla Efstratiou
    Respiratory and Systemic Infection Department
    Health Protection Agency
    Centre For Infections
    1 Colindale Avenue
    London
    NW9 5HT
    Tel: +44 20 8327 7270
    Fax: +44 20 8205 6528
    Ms. Joanne White
    Immunisation Department
    Health Protection Agency
    Centre For Infections
    61 Colindale Avenue
    London
    NW9 5HT
    Tel: +44 20 8327 7446
    Fax: +44 20 8200 7868
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    Other DIPNET Collaborators

    Argentina

    Dr. Nelida Leardini
    National Institute of Infectious Diseases
    Argentina
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    Armenia

    Dr. Silva Gabrielian
    Head, Department of Microbiology
    National Institute of Health
    Ministry of Health
    Komitasa Street 49/40051
    Yerevan
    Tel: +374 1 23 6901
    Fax: +374 1 23 4537
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    Australia

    Professor. Lyn Gilbert
    Director. Centre for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology
    Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research Centre for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology
    Level 3 Westmead Hospital
    Westmead
    New South Wales
    NSW 2145
    Tel: +61(0) 2 9845 6238
    Fax: +61(0) 2 9891 5317
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    Azerbaijan

    Dr. Railya Mamedbekova
    Head, Bacteriological Laboratory
    Ministry of Health
    Azerbaijan Republic State
    Anti-Plague Section
    Bacteriological Laboratory 31/61
    Zardabi Str
    AZ1012 Baku
    Tel: +994 50 3476577
    Fax: +994 12 4311609
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    Belarus

    Dr. Leonid Titov
    Research Institute for Epidemiology and Microbiology
    220114
    Filimonova Stre 23
    Minsk
    Belarus
    Tel: +375 172 673050
    Fax: +375 172 673093
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    Brazil

    Professor. Ana Luiza-De-Mattos-Guaraldi
    Universidade do Estado
    Rio de Janeiro
    RJ
    Brazil
    CEP 20551-030
    Tel: +55 21 2587 6380
    Fax: +55 21 2587 6476
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    Canada

    Dr. Natasha Crowcroft
    Medical Epidemiologist
    Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
    Central Public Health Laboratory
    Director's Office
    81 Resources Road
    Toronto Ontario M9 3T1
    Canada
    Tel: (001) 416 574 6064
    Dr. Kathryn Bernard
    Head, Special Bacteriology Department
    Canadian Science Centre for Human & Animal Health
    1015 Arlington Street
    Suite H5040 - Winnipeg
    Manitoba R3E 3R2
    Tel: +1 204 789 2135
    Fax: +1 204 789 5009
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    ECDC

    Dr. Andrew Amato
    ECDC Representative
    European Centre for Disease Control
    Surveillance Unit
    Tomtebodavagen 11A
    SE 17183 Stockholm
    Sweden
    Tel: +46 (0)8 586 01 420
    Fax: +46 (0)8 586 01 297
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    Georgia

    Dr. Tsaro Gomelauri
    Head, Respiratory Laboratory of Respiratory Infections
    National Centre for Disease Control
    9 Asatiani Str
    0177 Tbilisi
    Tel: +995 32 39 89 46
    Fax: +995 32 43 3059
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    India

    Dr. N.C. Sharma
    Bacteriologist
    Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Diseases Hospital
    Kingsway Camp
    Delhi
    110 009
    India
    Tel: +91 11 27650126
    Fax: +91 11 27650190
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    Israel

    Dr. Esther Marva
    Head of Parasitology Reference Unit
    Central Laboratories
    Ministry of Health
    Yaakov Eliav Street
    PO Box 34410
    Jerusalem 91342
    Tel: +972 2 655 1825/800
    Fax: +972 2 652 8084
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    Japan

    Dr. Masaaki Iwaki
    Laboratory of Bacterial Toxins
    Toxoids & Antitoxins
    Department of Bacterial Pathogenesis & Infection Control
    National Institute of Infectious Diseases
    4-7-1 Gakuen
    Musashimurayama-shi
    Tokyo 208-0011
    Tel: +81 42 561 0771
    Fax: +81 42 561 7173
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    Kazakhstan

    Dr. Alma Kenbeilova
    Head of Bacteriological Laboratory
    Republican Sanitary-Epidemiological Station
    Auezov Street 84
    Almaty
    050008
    Tel: +7 3272 43 0911
    Fax: +7 3272 432 655
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    Kyrgyzstan

    Dr. Gulmira Djumalieva
    Head, Laboratory of Microbiology
    Laboratory of Microbiology Head
    Research Institute of Preventative Medicine
    Centre of Infection Control
    34 Baitik Batira Street
    Bishkek 720005
    Tel: +996 312 427435
    Fax: +996 312 660762
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    Russia

    Professor. Roman Kozlov
    Director on Science
    Smolensk State Medical Agency
    Institute of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
    28 Krupskaya Street
    PO Box 57214019
    Smolensk
    Tel: +7 0812 611301
    Fax: +7 0812 611294
    Dr. Isabella Mazurova
    Russian Federal Diphtheria Reference Laboratory
    G.N Gabrichevsky Institute of Epidemiology & Microbiology
    Admiral Makarov Sreet 10
    Moscow 125 212
    Tel: +7 495 459 2146
    Fax: +7 495 452 1830
    Professor. Elena Shmeleva
    Department of Microbiology Gabrichevsky Epidemiology & Microbiology
    Research Institute
    10 Admiral Makarov Str
    Moscow 125212
    Tel: +7(095) 452 1814
    Fax: +7(095) 452 1830
    Professor. Galina Tseneva
    Head, Bacterial Infections Laboratory
    St Petersberg Pasteur Institute
    Mira St.14197101
    St. Petersburg
    Tel: +7 812 498 0939
    Fax: +7 812 232 927
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    UK-Other

    Dr. Ana Cerdeno
    The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
    Pathogen Sequencing Unit
    Genome Campus
    Hinxton
    CB10ISA
    Tel: +44(0)1223494761
    Dr. Phil Jones
    National Centre for Zoonosis Research
    University of Liverpool
    Faculty of Veterinary Science
    Leahurst
    Neston
    South Wirral
    CH64 7TE
    Tel: +44 151 795 60564
    Fax: +44 151 795 60664
    Dr. Eleni Michalopoulou
    National Centre for Zoonosis Research
    University of Liverpool
    Faculty of Veterinary Science
    Leahurst
    Neston
    South Wirral
    CH64 7TE
    Tel: +44 151 795 60564
    Fax: +44 151 795 60664
    Professor. David Taylor
    University of Glasgow
    Veterinary School
    Professor. Christopher Dowson
    Biomedical Research Institute
    Biological Sciences
    University of Warwick
    Coventry
    CV4 7AL
    Tel: +44 151 795 60564
    Fax: +44 151 795 60664
    Dr. Thea Sesardic
    Division of Bacteriology
    National Institute for Biological
    Standards and Control (NIBSC)
    South Mimms
    Potters Bar
    Hertfordshire EN6 3QG
    UK
    Tel: +44 1707 641 447
    Fax: +44 1707 641 054
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    Ukraine

    Dr. Tatiana Glushkevich
    Central Sanitary and Epidemiology Station
    Bacteriological Laboratory
    The Ministry of Health of Ukraine
    Yaroslavskaya St.41
    04071 Kiev
    Ukraine
    Tel: +380 044 417 3817
    Fax: +380 044 417 3775
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    USA

    Ms. Pamela Cassiday
    Centre for Disease Control & Prevention
    Epidemiology Investigations Laboratory
    Pertussis/Diphtheria Laboratory
    Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch
    NCID/DBMD/MSPB
    Mailstop D11
    1600 Clifton Road
    Atlanta
    Georgia 30333
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    Uzbekistan

    Professor. Kholida Iskhakova
    Head, Department of Microbiology
    Institute for Postgraduate Study for Medical Doctors
    Parkentskaya
    51700001 Tashkent
    Uzbekistan
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    WHO

    Dr. Nedret Emiroglu
    Regional Advisor
    Vaccine Preventable Diseases & Immunisation Programme
    World Health Organisation
    Regional Office For Europe
    Scherfigsvej 8DK-2100
    Copenhagen
    Tel: +45 39 17 14 50
    Fax: +45 39 17 18 63
    Dr. David Mercer
    Communicable Diseases Unit
    Regional Office for Europe
    World Health Organization
    8 Scherfigsvej
    2100 Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Tel: +45 3917 14 67
    Fax: +45 3917 1863
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