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Post-graduate training network for capacity building to control ticks and tick-borne diseases

Objetivo

In the context of global warming and globalisation, tick and tick-borne diseases (TTBD) are expected to emerge, with an increasing risk for animals and humans. It is imperative therefore to build up training capacities to improve integrated control measures, including the development of efficient and appropriate vaccines. The POSTICK ITN aims to (1) design new effective control strategies for TTBD diseases through understanding the mechanisms of tick-host-pathogen interactions regarding (i) pathogen diversity, survival and transmission, modulation of host immune response and tick survival and (ii) identification of host-pathogen-tick molecules for designing anti-tick vaccine and blocking pathogen transmission; (2) improve career perspectives of early-stage researchers (ESRs), broadening research competences through a strategic training programme consisting of (i) Research Training Packages including 14 individual PhD research projects and (ii) Complementary Training Modules including seminars, workshops, symposiums and a conference, combining the facilities and complementary expertise of 5 universities, 1 research institute and 2 industrial participants from 5 European countries and of 2 associated partners from Brazil and Israel. This ITN will be coordinated by the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany, with a management structure including a steering committee and a supervisory board. The impact of the ITN lies on (i) a complementary research programme covering different areas of tick-pathogen-host interaction, (ii) an innovative training programme of high quality, (iii) improvement of existing collaborations between industry and research centre and universities, (iv) enhancement of the career prospects of ESRs, (v) contributing to European Community policies regarding the promotion of research and technology development, scientific cooperation and capacity building. Taken together, the impact of ITN and the results to be achieved are beyond the state of the art.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Coordinador

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Dirección
Geschwister-scholl-platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Alemania
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 435 614,21
Contacto administrativo
Vera-Maria Holzwarth (Ms.)

Participantes (8)

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM BORSTEL
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 414 539,34
Dirección
Parkallee 1-40
23845 Borstel
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Ulrike Seitzer (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 437 404,50
Dirección
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Brian Shiels (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

La participación finalizó

United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 304 278,04
Dirección
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
John Fazakerley (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 396 369,96
Dirección
Calle Altagracia 50
13071 Ciudad Real
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Jose De La Fuente (Prof.)
Biologicke centrum AV CR, v. v. i.
Chequia
Aportación de la UE
€ 425 998,97
Dirección
Branisovska 31
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Libor Grubhoffer (Prof.)
BAYER ANIMAL HEALTH GMBH
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 207 446,33
Dirección
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee 20
51373 Leverkusen
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Sandra Lance
MERIAL SAS

La participación finalizó

Francia
Dirección
Avenue Tony Garnier 25
69007 Lyon
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Frederic Beugnet (Dr.)
THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE LBG
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 243 048,65
Dirección
Ash Road Pirbright
GU24 0NF Woking
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Caroline Head (Dr.)