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Host switching pathogens, infectious outbreaks and zoonosis; a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Training Network

Objective

The ongoing increase of the human population accompanied by growing numbers of livestock to feed this population, as well as human invasion into natural habitats of wild animals makes humans progressively vulnerable to animal pathogens. Global trade as well as climate changes can contribute to pathogen transmission, e.g. through import of infected vectors or expansion of habitats for arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes and midges. Examples for this include recent European outbreaks of the arthropod-borne Dengue, West Nile, Schmallenberg and Usutu viruses in humans, ruminants and birds. Infectious disease outbreaks in animals are often unexpected, but we should be prepared for immediate identification of the causing agent and the evaluation of its pathogenic potential for animals and humans. Preparedness needs expertise in many areas. At surveillance sites early detection and identification of viruses involved in outbreaks is crucial. Screening of different animal species and humans who have been in close contact with (diseased) animals for known or yet undiscovered viruses will also help to be prepared for future outbreaks. Novel viruses in these populations will have to be evaluated for their pathogenicity in susceptibility studies. The HONOURs network will generate new health and scientific knowledge with the aim to locate, identify, characterize, contain, and control infections that are caused by zoonotic agents. The aim of HONOURs is to provide top-quality cross-disciplinary and supra-sectorial training to 15 promising young researchers at the interface of veterinary and human health, virology, biostatistics, and pathogen discovery. These early stage researchers will become “preparedness- experts”.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

AMC MEDICAL RESEARCH BV
Address
Meibergdreef 9
1105AZ Amsterdam Zuidoost
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56

Participants (12)

FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Sudufer 10
17493 Greifswald-insel Riems
Activity type
Research Organisations
INMUNOLOGIA Y GENETICA APLICADA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
C/ Hermanos Garcia Noblejas 41-2
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING BIOMEDICAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Lange Kleiweg 161
2288 GJ Rijswijk Zh
Activity type
Research Organisations
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 501 120
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM BONN

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Venusberg-campus 1
53127 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT DES INNERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 530 453,52
Address
Inselgasse 1
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EIDGENOSSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUR VERTEIDIGUNG, BEVOLKERUNGSSCHUTZ UND SPORT

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
CH-3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INTERVET INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Wim De Korverstraat 35
5831 AN Boxmeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments