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Integrated consortium on ticks and tick-borne diseases

Objective

Tick-borne diseases (TBD) are responsible for major depressions in livestock production and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Asia. The aim of this Coordination Action (CA) is to support a research program on tick-borne diseases jointly executed by a consortium of 45 institutions in 30 different countries. The CA will focus on tick-host-pathogen interactions to identify concrete means of control that reduce the prevalence of TBD in (sub)tropical countries. The project will generate a clu ster of integrated databases for ticks, hosts and pathogens, crucial for correct identification of ticks and precise differential diagnosis of pathogens. The CA will function as a forum to discuss, evaluate and recommend changes regarding biosystematics and molecular phylogeny of ticks and tick-borne pathogens. Integrated molecular diagnostic test kits will be distributed to provide research tools for comparative epidemiological studies on tick-borne pathogens. Prevalence data on ticks and tick-borne pa thogens will be linked to remotely sensed eco-climatic data to create predictive maps for geographical distribution of tropical ticks and TBD in the target regions. Genomics and proteomics data for ticks and tick-borne pathogens will be exploited to desi gn novel integrated vaccine strategies targeting ticks and pathogens to reduce dependency on chemical tick control. The CA wil act as a focal point for setting up consortia on novel genomics and sequencing projects particularly for ticks. Differential ge ne expression studies will be facilitated using sequences from ticks, hosts and pathogens to provide insight into the three-way interactions of genes within the tick-host-pathogen triangle. All information generated by the CA project will be disseminate d through ICTTD seminars, special publications and through printed and electronic versions of a Newsletter on ticks and tick-borne diseases of livestock in the (sub)tropics.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-INCO-DEV-1
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Coordinator

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
Utrecht
Netherlands

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Participants (42)

ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Branisovska 31
Ceske Budejovice

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ADNAN MENDERES UNIVERSITY
Turkey
Address
Gazi Bulvari 39
Aydin

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ARC-ONDERSTEPOORT VETERINARY INSTITUTE
South Africa
Address
Soutpanroad
Onderstepoort

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CENTRE FOR TICK-BORNE DISEASES
Hungary
Address
Visegradi 14
Budapest

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CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE-DÉVELOPPEMENT SUR L'ELEVAGE EN ZONE SUBHUMIDE
Burkina Faso
Address

Bobo-dioulasso

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CENTRE INTERNATIONAL EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT
France
Address
42, Rue Scheffer
Paris

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CSIRO LIVESTOCK INDUSTRIES
Australia
Address
306 Carmody Road
St. Lucia Queensland

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FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM BORSTEL
Germany
Address
Parkallee 22
Borstel

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HUAZHONG AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Shirishan 1
Wuhan, Hubei

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INDIAN VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
India
Address
Izatnagar
Bareilly

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INSTITUT SÉNÉGALAIS DE RECHERCHES AGRICOLES
Senegal
Address
Route Des Hydrocarbures
Dakar

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INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
Address
Av. Da Republica - Quinta Do Marquês
Oeiras

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INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA, RAFAELA
Argentina
Address
Ruta 34 Km 227
Rafaela, Santa Fe

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INTERNATIONAL TRYPANOTOLERANCE CENTRE
The Gambia
Address

Banjul

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ISOGEN LIFESCIENCE
Netherlands
Address
Industrieweg 68
Maarssen

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KASETSART UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
50 Phahonyothin Road
Bangkok

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LANZHOU VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
China
Address
Xujiaping 11,
Lanzhou, Gansu

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LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS - UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Geschwister - Schollplatz 1
Munich

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MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
Address
Makerere Hill Road
Kampala

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NATIONAL ANIMAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER
Ethiopia
Address
Sebeta Street
Sebeta

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NATIONAL ANIMAL QUARANTINE INSTITUTE
China
Address
369 Nanjing Road
Qingdao

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Czechia
Address
Srobarova 48
Praha 10

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PRINCE LEOPOLD INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL MEDICINE
Belgium
Address
Nationalestraat 155
Antwerp

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SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
Address
Stefanikova 49
Bratislava

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SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE
Tanzania
Address
Chuo Kikuu
Morogoro

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THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford

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THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh

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UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA
Spain
Address
Edificio Jose Prat, Plaza Universitaria 2
Albacete

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UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA
Spain
Address
Plaza De Caldereros
Caceres

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UNIVERSIDADE DE SÃO PAULO
Brazil
Address
Rua Da Reitoria, 109
Sao Paulo

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UNIVERSIDADE EDUARDO MONDLANE
Mozambique
Address
Praca 25 De Junho
Maputo

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UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL PAULISTA
Brazil
Address
Alameda Santos, 647
Sao Paulo

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UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA-INSTITUTO DE HIGIENE E MEDICINA TROPICAL
Portugal
Address
Rua Da Junqueira, 96
Lisbon

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UNIVERSITY OF BAHR EL GHAZAL
Sudan
Address

Khartoum

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UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Address
University Avenue
Glasgow

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UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
Ljubljana

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UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
South Africa
Address
Linwood Road 49
Pretoria

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UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address

Guildford

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UNIVERSITY OF ZARAGOZA
Spain
Address
Pedro Cerbuna 12
Zaragoza

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UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Via G.verdi, 8
Torino

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UNIVERSITÄT BERN
Switzerland
Address
Hochschulstrasse 4
Bern

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UNIVERSITÉ DE NEUCHÂTEL
Switzerland
Address
Avenue Du 1er-mars 26
Neuchâtel

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