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BEES IN EUROPE AND THE DECLINE OF HONEYBEE COLONIES

Objective

The BEE DOC comprises a network of eleven partners from honeybee pathology, chemistry, genetics and apicultural extension aiming to improve colony helath of honeybees. The BEE DOC will empirically and experimentally fill knowledge gaps in honey bee pest and diseases, including the 'colony collapse disorder' and quantify the impact of ineractions between parasites, pathogens and pesticides on honey bee mortality. Specifically BEE DOC will show for two model parasites (Nosema and Varroa mites), three model viruses (Deformed Wing Virus, Black Queen Cell Virus, Israel Acute Paralysis Virus) and two model pestcides (fipronil, τ-fluvalinate) how interactions affect individual bees and colonies in different European areas. The BEE DOC will use transcriptome anayses to explore host-pathogen-pesticide interaction and identify novel genes for disease resistance. The BEE DOC will specifically address sublethal and chronic exposure to pesticides and screen how apicultural practices affect colony health. The BEE DOC will develop novel diagnostic screening methods and develop sustainable concepts for disease prevention using novel treatments and selection tools for resitant stock. The BEE DOC will be linked to various national and international ongoing European, North-, and Latin-American colony health monitoring and research programs, which will not only ensure a pan European but also a global visibility and the transfer of results to a world wide community of beekeepers.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pathology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/virology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG
Address
Universitaetsplatz 10
6108 Halle (Saale)
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 544 175
Administrative Contact
Sigrid Köhne (Dr.)

Participants (10)

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 322 122
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Daly (Mr.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 424 089
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Ragnarsdotter Jajke (Ms.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 243 590
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Neumann (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 312 375
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Modeste (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 362 046
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY WITH CENTRE OF PHYTOCHEMISTRY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 107 756
Address
Acad Georgi Bonchev Street Bld 9
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vassya Bankova (Prof.)
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 173 256
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dan Hultmark (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 258 438
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hans-Peter Liebig (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 160 040
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
Ustav molekularnej biologie Slovenskej akademie vied
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 84 690
Address
Dubravska Cesta 21
845 51 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Varcholova (Ms.)