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Targeted disease prophylaxis in European fish farming

Objective

European aquaculture production provides direct employment to 65.000 people with a turnover of 3 billion €. However, the lack of authorised veterinary medicinal products and the consequent disease outbreaks in farmed fish species costs the sector 20% of the production value. The most appropriate method for disease control, both on economical and ethical grounds, is disease prevention by vaccination. TargetFish will advance the development of existing (but not sufficient) and new prototype vaccines against socio-economically important viral or bacterial pathogens of Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, common carp, sea bass, sea bream and turbot. The project will develop targeted vaccination strategies for currently sub-optimal and for novel vaccines. Improved vaccines will be brought closer to industrial application by addressing practical issues such as efficacy, safety and delivery route. TargetFish will also establish a knowledge- and technology-base for rational development of next generation fish vaccines. To achieve these challenging tasks, we brought together 29 partners from 11 EU member states, 2 associated countries and 1 International Cooperation Partner Country (ICPC). In this large multidisciplinary consortium an approximate equal number of RTD and SME partners will cooperate closely while keeping an intensive communication with the large vaccine and nutrition industries via an Industry Forum. Specifically, TargetFish will 1) generate knowledge by studying antigens and adjuvants for mucosal routes of administration while analyzing the underpinning protective immune mechanisms; 2) validate this knowledge with response assays for monitoring vaccine efficacy and study safety aspects, including those associated with DNA vaccines; 3) approach implementation of prototype vaccines by optimizing vaccination strategies thus 4) shortening the route to exploitation. Thereby, this project will greatly enhance targeted disease prophylaxis in European fish farming.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pharmacology and pharmacy/pharmaceutical drug
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/ichthyology
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition
  • /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

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 857 480,68
Administrative Contact
Wiegertjes Geert (Dr.)

Participants (31)

NORGES VETERNINAERHOGSKOLE

Participation ended

Norway
Address
Ullevaalsveien 72
0033 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oystein Evensen (Prof.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 588 604,75
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jesper Mortensen (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 317 208
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kerry Kidd (Mr.)
MARINE SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 339 173,80
Address
Victoria Road 375
AB119DB Aberdeen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Margaret Mckendrick (Ms.)
FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 387 700
Address
Sudufer 10
17493 Greifswald-insel Riems
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lorena Retana Calderón (Mrs.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 313 659,20
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carolina Tafalla (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 280 112
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francisca Rabadán Sotos (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 230 860
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Barbini (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 307 332,80
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pierre Boudinot (Dr.)
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 453 670
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oystein Evensen (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 315 419
Address
.
FK9 4LA Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eric Gibb (Mr.)
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLE VENEZIE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 100 500
Address
Viale Dell Universita 10
35020 Legnaro
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Calogero Terregino (Dr.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 155 646
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
VYZKUMNY USTAV VETERINARNIHO LEKARSTVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 122 904
Address
Hudcova 296/70
621 00 Brno
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Markéta Kabourková (Ms.)
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 122 904
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Turner (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 187 591
Address
Avenida Teniente Flomesta S/n - Edificio Convalecencia
30003 Murcia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Sanchez-Merenciano Juarez (Ms.)
TETHYS AQUACULTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 166 290,40
Address
Duck Street Old Rectory Cottage Wendens Ambo
CB11 4JU Saffron Walden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Smith (Prof.)
PATOGEN ANALYSE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 41 387,60
Address
Larsgardsvegen 4
6009 Alesund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vidar Aspehaug (Dr.)
FISHLAB HESTELABORATORIET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 42 400,80
Address
Terp Skovvej 107 B
8270 Hojbjerg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kirsten Engell-Sørensen (Mrs.)
OSAUHING NAXO
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 86 090
Address
Riia 185
51014 Tartu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juri Sober (Mr.)
RIDGEWAY BIOLOGICALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 77 087,75
Address
Old Station Business Park Units 1-3
RG17 6NE Compton Newbury
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tim Wallis (Mr.)
ROSSI INTERNATIONAL AS

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 20 974,22
Address
Gedhojen 12 Hatting
8700 Horsens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Torben Rød (Mr.)
INGENIATRICS TECNOLOGIAS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 61 976,55
Address
Calle Camino Mozarabe 41 Parque Industrial Parque Plata Camas
41900 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Flores (Dr.)
BigDNA Ltd

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 15 299
Address
Wallace Building Roslin Biocentre Roslin
EH25 9PP Midlothian
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karen Jervis (Dr.)
W 42 INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 131 952,50
Address
Otto Hahn Strasse 15
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ansgar Stratmann (Dr.)
PANAGIOTIS CHRISTOFILOGIANNIS - IOANA TAVLA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 138 476
Address
Papagou Leoforos 143
15773 Zografou
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Panagiotis Christofilogiannis (Dr.)
CENTRO VETERINARIO Y AGRICOLA LIMITADA
Chile
Address
Avenida Los Cerrillos 602
9201291 Cerrillos Santiago
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaime Tobar (Dr.)
DANSK AKVAKULTUR FORENING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 66 188,10
Address
Vejlsoevj 51
8600 Silkeborg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Niels Henrik Henriksen Henriksen (Mr.)
BIOMAR A/S
Denmark
Address
Myl Erichsensvej 35
7330 Brande
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ole Christensen (Mr.)
BIOORGANIC RESEARCH AND SERVICES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 54 783,60
Address
Av Desarrollo Tecnológico 11
11591 Jerez De La Frontera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rosa Osuna (Mrs.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 16 307,25
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lorenzen Niels (Dr.)