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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”.

Coordinator

AMC MEDICAL RESEARCH BV
Net EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Meibergdreef 9
1105AZ Amsterdam Zuidoost
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
 

Participants (12)

FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Sudufer 10
17493 Greifswald-insel Riems
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Vorpommern-Greifswald
EUROFINS INGENASA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Avenida Institucion Libre De La Ensenaza 41
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
STICHTING BIOMEDICAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Lange Kleiweg 161
2288 GJ Rijswijk Zh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 501 120,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM BONN

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Venusberg-campus 1
53127 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Leeds
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT DES INNERN
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 530 453,52
Address
Inselgasse 1
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
EIDGENOSSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUR VERTEIDIGUNG, BEVOLKERUNGSSCHUTZ UND SPORT

Participation ended

Switzerland
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€ 0,00
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
CH-3003 Bern
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
INTERVET INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
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€ 255 374,28
Address
Wim De Korverstraat 35
5831 AN Boxmeer
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Germany
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€ 249 216,48
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

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Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00