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Research capacity for the implementation of genetic control of mosquitoes

Objective

Mosquitoes transmit a variety of infectious diseases that cause a tremendous burden to public health. Due to climate changes and to the increase in international trade and tourism the threats posed by mosquitoes are increasingly affecting large parts of Europe, causing understandable concerns among the populations of many Member States. Control methods, mainly based on insecticide usage, are struggling to cope with the challenges posed by the biology and ecology of mosquito vectors. INFRAVEC aims at bridging the gap between the recent advances in transgenic technology and its implementation as a novel powerful approach for vector control. To this aim, a large European Infrastructure will be established, in which the coordination of efforts, expertise and facilities provided by the individual research groups and institutions will bolster and considerably expand the overall research capabilities of the research community. INFRAVEC will operate, through a number of Networking, Joint Research, Transnational and Service activities, towards the objective of considerably strengthening research capability in Europe by sharing knowledge, resources and technology. INFRAVEC will mainly focus on Anopheles gambiae, the major vector of malaria, and Aedes albopictus, a viral disease vector that is rapidly spreading through Europe. Four Infrastructure facilities will be integrated in the project: 1) the Genetically Modified mosquito laboratory of Imperial College London; 2) the Mosquito Mass-rearing facility at the Centro Agricoltura ed Ambiente (with the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency); 3) the Bioinformatics facility at EMBLEBI, UK; and 4) the Mosquito Confined Release facility at ISRIM. INFRAVEC will provide a formidable research capability to external users and facilitate the performance of five research projects aimed at utilizing basic knowledge of mosquito genetics and biology in an unprecedented effort to develop novel opportunities for mosquito control.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 488 550
Administrative Contact
Brooke Alasya (Ms.)

Participants (30)

GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 107 642,40
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eleftheria Panopoulou (Prof.)
CENTRO AGRICOLTURA E AMBIENTE GIORGIO NICOLI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 451 149,87
Address
Via Argini Nord 3351
40014 Crevalcore
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Romeo Bellini (Dr.)
MINISTERE DE LA SANTE
Burkina Faso
EU contribution
€ 117 619
Address
03 Bp 7009
7003 Ouagadougou
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karim Ouedraogo (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 360 237,99
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Brunel (Ms.)
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 223 377
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Barbara Baron (Ms.)
THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY LBG
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 119 995
Address
Off Thika Road Duduville Campus
0100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christian Borgemeister (Prof.)
INSTITUTO DE HIGIENE E MEDICINA TROPICAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 179 900
Address
Rua Da Junqueira 100
1349-008 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carla Cristina Gonçalves Firmo Ribeiro Bras (Dr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 152 656
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zizi Papatheodorou (Ms.)
INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 301 769,60
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marie-Laure Rosso (Dr.)
INSTITUT PASTEUR DE DAKAR
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 100 450
Address
Avenue Pasteur 36
DAKAR Dakar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philippe Mauclere (Dr.)
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 121 370
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ariel Crozon (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNOLOGIQUE*INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES DE LA SANTE
Burkina Faso
EU contribution
€ 110 000
Address
B P 7047
03 Ouagadougou
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
P. François Kiendrebeogo (Mr.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI RICERCA E FORMAZIONE SUI MATERIALI SPECIALI PERTECNOLOGIE AVANZATE SCRL IN BREVE ISRIM S.CONS. A R.L.

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 507 788,30
Address
Localita Pentima Bassa 21
05100 Terni
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniela Rossi (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF KEELE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 287 942,50
Address
Keele University Finance Dpt
ST5 5BG Keele
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann M. Diskin (Ms.)
LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 150 760
Address
Pembroke Place
L35QA Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Einion Holland (Mr.)
Organisation de Coordination pour la lutte contre les Endémies en Afrique Centrale
Cameroon
EU contribution
€ 124 450
Address
Rue Du Centre Pasteur 2007
Yaounde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fulgence Likassi-Bokamba (Mr.)
Oxitec Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 178 630
Address
Miton Park 71
OX14 4RX Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ann Kramer (Ms.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulla Jungmarker (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAMERINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 86 704
Address
Piazza Cavour 19F
62032 Camerino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ermanno Pieroni (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 95 401,18
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Federico Turano (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 108 270
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofia Baggini (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 184 928,82
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Aldo Liccardi (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 135 970
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Toni Wheeler (Ms.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 142 600
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa Maria Martoccia (Dr.)
MED BIOTECH LABORATORIES
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 82 740
Address
Lugwana Close, Myenga Tank Hill By-pass
0256 Kampala
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bernard Kanoi (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 95 190
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joe Galloway (Mr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 138 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rudie Jullens (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 072 677,44
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosario Donato (Prof.)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 98 849,60
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annemieke Annemieke Jansens (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 93 999,60
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Brietz (Mr.)