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Fish pasteurellosis: Applied Research on Vaccine Development.

Objective

The main task of this proposal is to develop a vaccine(es) against fish pasteurellosis and to establish a vaccination programme, which will protect susceptible fish for the duration of their life on the farm. The main research goals of the project are: the identification of Pasteurella piscicida antigens which are important for the pathogenesis of fish pasteurellosis, the investigation of the immunogenicity of these products for susceptible fish, the determination of their protective role as vaccine components and finally the development of vaccines and vaccination programmes. It is intended, through this project and using as a vessel this important bacterial disease of the Mediterranean region of Europe, to study in depth the immunology of marine fish (other than that of the salmonids). This discipline has not yet been researched in detail and the clarification of its various aspects will substantially assist in the future in addressing new disease problems of marine fish species with great economic interest for the European Union.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

University of Patras
Address

26500 Patras
Greece

Participants (4)

ARGE VEGETATIONSOEKOLOGIE UND LANDSCHAFTSPLANUNG - KORNER, MAIR, WRBKA OEG
Austria
Address
Theobaldgasse 16/4
1060 Wien
Aquaculture of Western Greece SA
Greece
Address
Managouli
33056 Fokida
UNIVERSITÀ DI UDINE
Italy
Address
Via Delle Scienze 208
Udine
University of Stirling
United Kingdom
Address

FK9 4LA Stirling