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Anti-viral innate immunity in cultured aquatic species (AVINSI)

Objective

Despite the impact that viruses have on aquatic organisms, relatively little is known about what farmers can do to prevent and treat viral diseases and how fish and invertebrates fight these infections. Thus, the project aims to characterise anti-viral innate immunity in fish, bivalves and crustaceans in order to provide new approach for the control of viral infections in aquaculture species. Some molecules and genes involved in anti-viral innate inhumanity will be defined and compared in different species. Selected anti-viral effectors will be monitored in vitro and in vivo assays potential anti-viral effects in different cellular and animal models. Furthermore, expression of selected molecules encoding genes will be analysed in healthy and virus-infected individuals. Candidate molecules and genes will be supplied for further exploitation in aquaculture and development of control tools against human and animal viral diseases.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
Address
Rue De L'ile D'yeu
44311 Nantes
France

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
1919,Place Eugene Bataillon
34095 Montpellier
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
6,Eduardo Cabello 6
36208 Vigo
DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
Address
The Nothe, Barrack Road
DT4 8UB Weymouth
IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Place Eugene Bataillon
34095 Montpellier
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De Vilvert
78352 Jouy-en-josas
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Church Street
G11 5JR Glasgow
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER II - SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC
France
Address
2,Place Eugène Bataillon 2
34095 Montpellier
UNIVERSITÉ DE BRETAGNE SUD
France
Address
Centre De Recherche Et D'enseignement Yves Coppens
56017 Vannes