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Network for prevention and control of zoonoses

Objective

Diseases naturally transmitted from animals to man termed zoonoses, constitute major public health risks and generate emerging disease problems. Such diseases especially when food-borne have significant social and financial impacts in Europe and need to be addressed across the whole food supply chain. The overall objective of MED-VET-NET is to develop a Network of Excellence for the integration of veterinary, medical and food scientists in the field of food safety at the European Level in order to impro ve research on the prevention and control of zoonoses including food-borne diseases, while considering the public health concerns of consumers and other stakeholders throughout the food chain. MED-VET-NET includes 8 veterinary and 7 public health institut es from 10 European countries. All partner institutes have national reference laboratory-based responsibilities for the prevention and control of zoonoses. The management structure of the network is based on that of a Virtual Institute and is designed to generate durable interactions between partners. Initially 150 key scientists, with complementary expertises and skills, have been identified from these institutes. Many of them are internationally renown experts in their fields. The network will also ge nerate a cloud of associate institutes contributing to the available expertise and enabling the spreading of excellence. To this end a SME specialising in the dissemination of scientific knowledge is also included in the partnership. Organisational workp ackages will develop activities to enable integration including structured and systematic communications, both electronically and through meetings, and training/continuous professional development. Scientific workpackages will undertake jointly executed research on zoonotic agents selected on the basis of importance in Europe and covering 4 thematic areas: epidemiology, host-microbe interactions, detection and control and risk analysis.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-FOOD-1
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Coordinator

AGENCE NATIONALE DE SÉCURITÉ SANITAIRE DE L'ALIMENTATION, DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL
Address
Avenue Du General Leclerc 27/31
Maisons-alfort
France

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Participants (15)

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg, 50
9101 Wageningen

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INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III.
Spain
Address
C/sinesio Delgado 6
Madrid

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TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1
Kgs. Lyngby

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ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
Roma

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PANSTWOWY ZAKLAD HIGIENY
Poland
Address
Chocimska 24
Warszawa

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HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY
United Kingdom
Address
61 Colindale Avenue
London

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STATENS VETERINAERMEDICINSKA ANSTALT
Sweden
Address
Ulls Vaeg 2b
Uppsala

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STATENS SERUM INSTITUT
Denmark
Address
Artillerivej, 5
Copenhagen

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DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONEMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
Address
17 Smith Square
London

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ID-LELYSTAD, INSTITUUT VOOR DIERHOUDERIJ EN DIERGEZONDHEID B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Edelhertweg 15
Lelystad

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BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG
Germany
Address
Thiellallee, 88/92
Berlin

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RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
Bilthoven

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UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID.
Spain
Address
Avda Seneca 2
Madrid

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THE SOCIETY FOR APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY
United Kingdom
Address
The Tower, The Harpur Centre
Bedford

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VETERINARY MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUE - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
Hungaria Krt. 21
Budapest

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