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Targeted research effort on African swine fever

Objective

African Swine Fever (ASF) is a devastating disease affecting swine caused by a complex virus, the only member of the Asfarviridae family. Disease transmission is maintained under different and complex epidemiological scenarios involving domestic and wild swine and arthropod vectors (soft ticks Ornithodoros sp). Due to the fact that no vaccine has been obtained so far, prevention, control, and eradication of the disease is mainly based on the early detection and the implementation of strict sanitary measures. The disease is endemic in Sub-Saharan countries of Africa and in EU member states is currently confined to Italy (Sardinia). Since 2007 ASF was declared in Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and in the Russia Federation where continues spreading out of control, posing a serious threat to EU countries. This project will provide i) essential information to design more cost-effective surveillance and control strategies for ASF into different risk scenarios, ii) data essential to identify risk factors for designing new control strategies including wildlife considerations (role of wild boar and argasids) and iii) advance work leading to vaccine development through rational deletion of genes to produce attenuated and non-replicating candidate ASFV vaccine strains and identification of protective antigens and their incorporation into vectored virus vaccines. Additionally the project will improve preparedness for ASF at different levels with workshops targeting pig farmers, hunters, pig veterinarians and governmental agencies in EU and ASF affected countries. Knowledge and new technologies developed within the project will be disseminated through multiple information channels (publications, mass media, Internet). Outputs of this project will provide policy makers with valuable decision support tools to better prevent and control ASF.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pharmacology and pharmacy/pharmaceutical drug/vaccines

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Address
Alameda Da Universidade
1649 004 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
João Mingachos De Oliveira (Mr.)

Participants (18)

UNIVERSIDADE TECNICA DE LISBOA - UTL

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 484 459
Address
Alameda De St Antonio Dos Capuchos 1
1169 047 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
João Mingachos De Oliveira (Mr.)
FUNDACAO CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Avenida Berna 45
1000 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jose Mario Leite (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maribel Rodríguez Villa (Ms.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 530 018
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María Alarcón (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 323 829
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Sereno Alvarez (Mr.)
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 620 000
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Nesius (Ms.)
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELL'UMBRIA E DELLE MARCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Via G. Salvemini N.1
06126 Perugia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesco Feliziani (Dr.)
FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 474 414
Address
Sudufer 10
17493 Greifswald-insel Riems
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juliane Koops (Ms.)
THE ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 179 679
Address
Royal College Street
NW1 OTU London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carol Lawson (Ms.)
THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 384 431
Address
Ash Road Pirbright
GU24 0NF Woking
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Caroline Head (Dr.)
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL
France
EU contribution
€ 117 696
Address
14 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
94700 Maisons Alfort
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrick Esclauze (Mr.)
STATE RESEARCH INSTITUTION NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR VETERINARY VIROLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY OF RUSSIA
Russia
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Petushki District
601120 Pokrov
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Denis Kolbasov (Prof.)
INMUNOLOGIA Y GENETICA APLICADA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 320 000
Address
C/ Hermanos Garcia Noblejas 41-2
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eduardo Dominguez (Mr.)
ZOETIS MANUFACTURING & RESEARCH SPAIN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Ctra. De Camprodon S/n Finca 'La Riba
17813 Vall De Bianya Girona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alicia Urniza (Mrs.)
BULGARIAN FOOD SAFETY AGENCY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Bulevard Pencho Slaveikov 15 A
1606 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pencho Kamenov (Dr.)
DIOMUNE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Cl Felix Boix 9 4 C
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carolina Egea (Dr.)
SAFOSO AG(SAFE FOOD SOLUTIONS)
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 288 000
Address
Bremgartenstrasse 109 A
3012 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katharina Stärk (Prof.)
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 87 474
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bart Van Ommen (Mr.)