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Emerging viral vector borne diseases

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.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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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

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Universidad Autonoma De Barcelona Edifici Cresa
08193 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Silvia Pratsavall Badillo (Ms.)
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 211 224
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jordi De La Cuesta Fernandez (Mr.)
THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 219 750
Address
Ash Road Pirbright
GU24 0NF Woking
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sara Hurst (Ms.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 111 235
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wilthshire
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bethan Purse (Dr.)
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL
France
EU contribution
€ 111 255
Address
14 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
94700 Maisons Alfort
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martial Mettendorff (Mr.)
FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 211 300
Address
Sudufer 10
17493 Greifswald-insel Riems
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Groschup (Prof.)
EUROPEAN AGRO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTHASSOCIATES GEIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 324 944
Address
Risschotlei 33
BE2980 Zoersel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guy Hendrickx (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 211 320
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rob Moormann (Prof.)
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 307 455
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.)
PATHOQUEST SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 275 040
Address
Institut Pasteur - Biotop - Rue Du Docteur Roux 28
75724 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Eloit (Prof.)
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELL'ABRUZZO E DEL MOLISE G CAPORALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 211 230
Address
Via Campo Boario
64100 Teramo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Rasola (Dr.)
INSTITUT AGRONOMIQUE ET VETERINAIRE HASSAN II
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 80 040
Address
Avenue Allal El Fassi Madinat Al
10101 Rabat
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ouafaa Fassi Fihri (Prof.)
INSTITUT SENEGALAIS DE RECHERCHES AGRICOLES
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 108 890
Address
Route Des Hydrocarbures Bel Air
3120 Dakar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Momar Talla Seck (Dr.)
ALEXANDRIA UNIVERSITY
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 70 249
Address
El Geish Street 22
21526 Alexandria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Khairy Abdelhamid Mostafa (Mr.)
INSTITUTION DE LA RECHERCHE ET DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR AGRICOLES
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 79 999
Address
Rue Alain Savary 30 Ministere De L Agriculture Et Des Ressources Hydrauli Ques
1002 Tunis
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Abdelhak Benyounes (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE L'ELEVAGE ET DE RECHERCHES VETERINAIRES
Mauritania
EU contribution
€ 79 960
Address
Po Box 167
Nouakchott
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mamadou Lamine Dia (Dr.)