The university is providing the international organisation with water, sanitation and hygiene advice to help control the spread of the disease.
Professor Huw Taylor, the university's Professor of Microbial Ecology, was asked to join an international panel of experts to develop emergency guidelines based on the latest research at the university's School of Environment and Technology.
Professor Taylor said: "Our Environment and Public Health Research Group is currently developing low-cost ways to disinfect human waste following disease outbreaks.
"Based on the group's work with Médecins Sans Frontières in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake, and subsequent cholera outbreaks, PhD student Emanuele Sozzi is running laboratory experiments in Brighton to test the method's ability to destroy viruses."
The university’s efforts came to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) attention and, as a result, Mr Sozzi and Professor Taylor are providing the organisation with their very latest results.
Professor Taylor said: “This information will enable the WHO to tell workers on the ground how they can reduce the potential for the disease to spread further via better sanitary practice.”
WHO researchers this week predicted there will be 20,000 cases of Ebola by November, much sooner than previous estimates. More than 70 percent of patients are dying, a higher rate than the earlier estimate of 50 per cent.
The WHO early this week reported that more than 5,800 people had been infected with Ebola and more than 2,800 had died of it since the virus first broke out in Guinea in December.