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Emerging viral vector borne diseases

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 613996

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2013

  • End date

    30 November 2016

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 885 270,67

  • EU contribution

    € 2 999 120

Coordinated by:

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France

Objective

The project intends to address the risk of emerging viral vector borne diseases in two main categories of arthropods known to transmit important animal and zoonotic diseases: mosquitoes (Aedes and Culex), and Culicoides biting midges. A research proposal targeting potential emerging viral disease risks related to these vectors will be carried out through original and integrated multidisciplinary approaches including:
- Study of virus and microbial communities by next-generation sequencing (NGS) methodsin vectors collected in targeted ecosystems, providing an unprecedented global understanding of the role of the microbial and environmental ecology in virus emergence and transmission. It will also permit the discovery of new potential pathogens and the development of innovative diagnostic methods for surveillance and new tools for intervention strategies;
- Characterization of vector competence mechanisms in selected vector-virus couples, including mosquitoes / Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) and Culicoides / Schmallenberg virus (SBV) and Orbiviruses;
- Development of vector distribution and disease transmission models;
- Development of better maps of high-risk areas for vector presence, as well as disease emergence and spread taking into account the impact of globalization, including climate changes and intensification of human and animal movements;
- Design of new surveillance frameworks accounting for these new diagnostic methods, new knowledge and risk assessment analyses, for improved strategies of vectors, domestic and wild susceptible species’surveillance by national and regional authorities;
- Improvement of intervention strategies against vector borne diseases;
Owing to this field of investigations, the project has a high potential for industrial and commercial outputs in Europethrough diagnostic kits, vaccines and computational software.

Coordinator

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

Address

Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 385 229

Administrative Contact

Delphine Marciano (Ms.)

Participants (16)

FUNDACIO CENTRE DE RECERCA EN SANITAT ANIMAL CRESA

Spain

INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 211 224

THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 219 750

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 111 235

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL

France

EU Contribution

€ 111 255

FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 211 300

EUROPEAN AGRO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTHASSOCIATES GEIE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 324 944

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 211 320

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FAO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 307 455

PATHOQUEST SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 275 040

ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELL'ABRUZZO E DEL MOLISE G CAPORALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 211 230

INSTITUT AGRONOMIQUE ET VETERINAIRE HASSAN II

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 80 040

INSTITUT SENEGALAIS DE RECHERCHES AGRICOLES

Senegal

EU Contribution

€ 108 890

ALEXANDRIA UNIVERSITY

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 70 249

INSTITUTION DE LA RECHERCHE ET DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR AGRICOLES

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 79 999

CENTRE NATIONAL DE L'ELEVAGE ET DE RECHERCHES VETERINAIRES

Mauritania

EU Contribution

€ 79 960

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 613996

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2013

  • End date

    30 November 2016

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 885 270,67

  • EU contribution

    € 2 999 120

Coordinated by:

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France