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Linking Epidemiology and Laboratory Research on Transboundary Animal Diseases and zoonoses in China and EU

Objective

The continuous growth of the world population translates into a demand of animal protein that can only be achieved through technological advances in farming, intensification, and expansion of farmed land. These pressures, combined with the increasing international trade of animals and their products, will lead to the rapid spread of animal diseases across borders and the emergence of new pathogens. This can have a huge impact on trade, livelihoods and public health. China is no exception and is in fact the world’s largest livestock producer and consumer, with pig and poultry meat being the most consumed meats.
Research has many of the answers to prevent and control animal diseases, either through the understanding of their spread (epidemiology) or through better diagnostics for disease detection and surveillance. Both the European Union (EU) and China are two major worldwide players in animal health research. With dozens of institutions working on livestock health, the cross-border coordination and networking of research becomes a top priority to avoid duplication, while maximizing efforts by bringing together new ideas, expertise, technologies and funds.
LinkTADs brings together world-class research institutes and experts in cross-border cooperation with the aim to coordinate research between the EU and China, thus improving scientific excellence in animal health (epidemiology and laboratory). Main objectives:
• identify the priority areas, where joint actions are needed
• link the research activities carried out on by European and Chinese research programmes
• ensure a wide-range networking of scientific communities and stakeholders
• provide a long term vision and achieve coordinated planning on future common research
• contribute to the international policies of the EU
• improve the research capacity of organizations by supporting young researchers through exchange programmes and training
• share the results and methodologies within and outside the consortium.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/epidemiology/zoonosis

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 199 461
Administrative Contact
Bart Van Ommen (Mr.)

Participants (10)

EUROPA MEDIA SZOLGALTATO NON PROFITKOZHASZNU KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 85 505
Address
Zahony Utca 7
1031 Budapest
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gabriella Lovasz (Ms.)
THE ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 145 212
Address
Royal College Street
NW1 OTU London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carol Lawson (Mrs.)
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 129 697
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Nesius (Ms.)
STATENS VETERINAERMEDICINSKA ANSTALT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 110 116
Address
Ulls Vaeg 2B
75189 Uppsala
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Camilla Beijer (Mrs.)
Shanghai Veterinary Research Institute - Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
China
EU contribution
€ 56 187,50
Address
Ziyue Road 518
200241 Shanghai
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zhiyong Ma (Prof.)
harbin veterinary research insititute of chinese academy of agriculture sciences
China
EU contribution
€ 64 747,50
Address
Maduan Street 427
150001 Harbin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Qiu Hua-Ji (Prof.)
CHINA ANIMAL HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY CENTER
China
EU contribution
€ 53 419,50
Address
Nanjing Road 369
266032 Qingdao
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Huang Baoxu (Dr.)
CHINA ANIMAL DISEASE CONTROL CENTER
China
EU contribution
€ 20 610,50
Address
Maizidian Street Building 20
100125 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zhai Xinyan (Dr.)
SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 113 004
Address
Av Marechal Gomes Da Costa 1376 Porto Concelho Foz Do Douro
4150 356 Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Augusto Medina (Prof.)
Huazhong Agricultural University
China
EU contribution
€ 21 947
Address
Shi-zi-shan Street, Nanhu District 1
430070 Wuhan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ling Zhao (Prof.)