COVID-19: Discovery of a new variant at the Henri-Mondor Hospital by the teams of the virology laboratory, the “Genomics” platform, and the IMRB

Teams from the virology laboratory (Dr Slim FOURATI) and the “Genomics” platform (Dr Christophe RODRIGUEZ) of the Henri-Mondor Hospital AP-HP, Inserm and the University Paris-Est Créteil (Institut Mondor de Recherche Biomédicale, U955 Inserm-Université Paris-Est Créteil), under the direction of Professor Jean-Michel PAWLOTSKY, have discovered a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.


The “Henri-Mondor” variant, never described before, has been identified in a cluster of three hospital professionals and the spouse of one of them. It is now actively circulating in France.


Read the press release of the APHP


Interview of Jean-Michel Pawlotsky on Europe 1 (31/03/2021)