Le rôle de l'IPT dans la gestion de l'épidémie Covid-19 en Tunisie :

L'IPT contribue à la gestion de l'épidémie de Covid-19 en participant au plan national de riposte mis en place par le Ministère de la Santé, sur deux volets :

  • Le suivi épidémiologique de la maladie auquel contribuent le service d'épidémiologie médicale et le laboratoire de virologie clinique de l'IPT.
  • La réception des prélèvements adressés par le Ministère de la Santé pour la réalisation des tests de diagnostic. Les résultats sont ensuite transmis au ministère.
  • La réalisation de tests de diagnostic de la Covid19 pour les voyageurs dont le pays de destination exige un diagnostic négatif pour entrer sur leur territoire. Voici le numéro à contacter : 94208076
  • La recherche de solutions innovantes dans le domaine du diagnostic, la vaccinologie, la modélisation mathématique

Sources d'informations, liens et numéros utiles

Vous pouvez suivre la situation de l'épidémie de Coronavirus en Tunisie et dans le monde sur le site web www.covid-19.tn.

Pour plus d'informations ou pour déclarer un cas d'infection, appelez le numéro vert 80 10 19 19.

En cas de fièvre ou sensation de fièvre, toux, difficultés à respirer : contacter rapidement le SAMU au 190

Qu'est-ce que Covid-19 ?

COVID-19 est la maladie infectieuse causée par le dernier coronavirus qui a été découvert. Ce nouveau virus et cette maladie étaient inconnus avant l'apparition de la flambée à Wuhan (Chine) en décembre 2019.

Quels sont les symptômes de la COVID-19 ?

Comment la COVID-19 se propage-t-elle ?

Comment la COVID-19 se propage-t-elle ?

Le virus responsable de la COVID-19 est-il transmissible par voie aérienne ?

Peut-on contracter la COVID-19 au contact d'une personne qui ne présente aucun symptôme

Combien de temps dure la période d'incubation de la COVID-19 ?

Plus d'informations sur la Covid-19...

Rappel des mesures individuelles d'hygiène et de prévention

  • Se laver les mains plusieurs fois par jour ou les frictionner avec une solution hydro-alcoolique. Ne pas se frotter les yeux et éviter de mettre les mains dans sa bouche.
  • Utiliser un mouchoir pour se couvrir le nez et la bouche en cas de toux et/ou d'éternuement et le jeter immédiatement à la poubelle ou se couvrir le nez et la bouche par le pli du coude
  • Garder une distance d'un mètre si la personne présente des signes respiratoires (toux, difficulté respiratoire, et/ou de la fièvre)

R phindWith an ever-expanding number of users, R is one of the leading programming languages used worldwide. Its popular use in statistics and data science is mainly due to the wide range of open source packages that are offered for a wide range of applications, including Omics-related analysis and visualization of high-throughput datasets. This course will take participants to their first steps in R and RStudio environments, by presenting them the core fundamentals of R and RStudio. Participants are expected to use it interactively to explore, analyse and visually interpret a set of model high-throughput datasets. The use of R as a programming language will be partially covered in this course and during the upcoming NGS-RNASeq course, and should be envisioned as a subsequent best practice that would improve participants daily research.

This course is restricted to the young researchers previously selected from IPT's research labs and to 6 candidates from the Institut Pasteur International Network

More information on www.phindaccess.org


dna seq phind FINAL nouveauNext Generation Sequencing (NGS) is a catch-all-term widely used nowadays to refer to a wide range of high-throughput technologies devoted to many areas of research relevant to Biology. This course will be focusing on Genomics analysis using NGS solutions, and will essentially cover Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), with a glimpse on Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) and de novo Genome Sequencing. Participants are expected to use it to explore, analyse and interpret their high-throughput genomic datasets.


Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

Understand the basics of the experimental design for WGS in general, with a glimpse on WES and de novo Genome Sequencing.
Understand the methods for library generation, and the potential consequences of errors occurring at the level of library generation.
Use and interpret the wide range of file formats generated.
Use streamlined available pipelines or design specific pipelines

This course is restricted to the young researchers previously selected from IPT's research labs and to 6 candidates from the Institut Pasteur International Network.


More information on www.phindaccess.org


14-15-Novembre-2019Pursuing PHINDaccess's objectives of Excellence, a seminar titled "Strengthening best practices for biospecimen collection, Omics data sampling and handling" was organized at the Institut Pasteur de Tunis (IPT), November 14-15, 2019.

The seminar, organized by Pr Houda Yacoub, involved 65 participants consisting of PhD students, Post-docs and researchers from IPT and from other universities in Tunis.

During his introductory talk, Pr Samir Boubaker, Head of Public Health department at IPT, paid tribute to the late Pr. Amor Chadly, who led IPT for 25 years.

The seminar, which was competently facilitated by Marie-Noelle Ungeheuer and Dominique Clermont (IP, Paris, PHINDaccess partner), covered several aspects, such as (i) ethical, legal and regulatory issues related to biobanks, (ii) good practices for the collection, preparation, storage and distribution of human biological resources, (iii) the Nagoya Protocol for microorganisms handling, (iv) governance of biobanks, (v) challenges of personal data protection associated to human specimens; and (vi) examples of national (IPT, Tunis) and international (IP, Paris) biobanks. A debate revolving around the aforementioned aspects took place in an interactive manner and with concrete cases studies. The seminar was ended with examples on public and African databases as a prelude to PHINDaccess's forthcoming event.

The seminar also involved Tunisian esteemed experts, namely Pr Hend Bouacha, President of the National Medical Ethics Committee, Drs Fatma Guerfali and Kais Ghedira (PHINDaccess members), Pr Anis Klouz, Director General of SIPHAT, and Mr Chawki Gaddes, president of the National Body for the Protection of Personal Data (INPDP)

Read the program of the seminar


18-21-Novembre-FINAL-petitThe advent of Omics science has resulted in the generation of a tremendous amount of data, which makes database development a crucial requirement. PHINDaccess, which is striving for an easy access to Omics data at the Institut Pasteur de Tunis (IPT), is strongly committed to enhance all aspects relating to data stewardship, including databases. Toward this end, a course dealing mainly with SQL Relational Databases was organized at IPT premises, November 18-21, 2019. The course was delivered to nineteen selected young researchers, representatives of IPT's research labs. They have been brought through different steps for database conception and modeling, got acquainted with entity relationship diagram, developed a relational biological database from scratch, learned how to deal with MySQL queriesand how to use PHPMyadmin to manage the database and users. Trainees have also been introduced to good practices to ensure the security and integrity of a database.

Theoretical courses were alternated by practical sessions, which allowed the participants to appreciate their newly acquired skills. The course ended up with an overview on back end and front end web application development.

This course was nicely and competently organized by Dr. Kais Ghedira (PHINDaccess WP3 Leader), with the kind help of Dr. Fatma Guerfali (PHINDaccess WP2 Coordinator) and Mr Wahbi Belhadj (PHINDaccess system administrator).

Read the program of the course

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