Skip to main content

Preventing and mitigating farmed bivalve diseases

Objective

The overarching goal of VIVALDI is to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of the European shellfish industry by improving the understanding of bivalve diseases and by developing innovative solutions and tools for the prevention, control and mitigation of the major pathogens affecting the main European farmed shellfish species: Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas), mussels (Mytilus edulis and M. galloprovincialis), European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis), clams (Venerupis philipinarum) and scallops (Pecten maximus ). The project addresses the most harmful pathogens affecting either one or more of these shellfish species: the virus OsHV-1, Vibrio species including V. aestuarianus, V. splendidus, V. harveyi and V. tapetis, as well as the parasite Bonamia ostreae. The project is committed to provide practical solutions based on the most advanced knowledge.

VIVALDI will dissect the disease mechanisms associated with pathogen virulence and pathogenesis and host immune responses, develop in vivo and in vitro models, and apply “omic” approaches that will help the development of diagnostic tools and drugs against pathogen targets, and breeding programmes in a collaborative effort with industrial partners. The proposal will include a global shellfish health approach, recognising that cultured bivalves are often exposed to several pathogens simultaneously, and that disease outbreaks can be due to the combined effect of two or more pathogens. The proposal will also investigate advantages and risks of the used of disease-resistant selected animals in order to improve consumer confidence and safety.

VIVALDI will be both multi- and trans-disciplinary. In order to cover both basic and applied levels from molecules to farm, the proposal will integrate partners with a broad range of complementary expertises in pathology and animal health, epidemiology, immunology, molecular biology, genetics, genomics and food safety.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pathology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/immunology
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/epidemiology

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2015-2
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 727 762,50

Participants (20)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 299 993,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
SYNDICAT DES SELECTIONNEURS AVICOLES ET AQUACOLES FRANCAIS
France
EU contribution
€ 150 001,25
Address
Centre Inra De Tours Nouzilly
37380 Nouzilly
Activity type
Other
LABOGENA DNA
France
EU contribution
€ 202 886,25
Address
69, Rue De La Motte Brulon
35700 Rennes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 390 000
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 371 273,75
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 178 125
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 118 808,75
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 116 058,75
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ATLANTIUM TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 215 285
Address
Sofri House, Har Tov 33
99100 Beit Shemesh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 199 230
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 199 983,75
Address
Piazzale Europa 1
34127 Trieste
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOFIMA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Activity type
Research Organisations
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 81 250
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 165 337,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 448 656,25
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 99 966,25
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 78 468,75
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 29 995
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments