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Ecology from Farm to Fork Of microbial drug Resistance and Transmission

Objective

EFFORT studies the complex epidemiology and ecology of antimicrobial resistance and the interactions between bacterial communities, commensals and pathogens in animals, the food chain and the environment.This will be conducted by a combination of epidemiological and ecological studies using newly developed molecular and bio-informatics technologies. EFFORT will include an exposure assessment of humans from animal/environmental sources. The ecological studies on isolates will be verified by in vitro and in vivo studies. Moreover, real-life intervention studies will be conducted aiming at reducing the use of antimicrobials in veterinary practice. Focus will be on understanding the eco-epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance from animal origin and based on this, predicting and limiting the future evolution and exposure to humans of the most clinically important resistance by synthesising different sources of information in our prediction models. Through its results, the EFFORT research will provide scientific evidence and high quality data that will inform decision makers, the scientific community and other stakeholders about the consequences of AMR in the food chain, in relation to animal health and welfare, food safety and economic aspects. These results can be used to support political decisions and to prioritize risk management options along the food chain. The EFFORT consortium is made up of 20 partners from 10 European countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Switzerland.
The senior investigators leading this proposal bring together complementary strengths antimicrobial resistance, food safety, epidemiology of food borne pathogens and risk modelling, environmental epidemiology and microbial ecology, exposure assessment, veterinary microbiology, preventive molecular characterization of AMR, genetics and biology of DNA transfer mechanisms, whole genome sequencing for bacteria and economics of animal diseases

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/epidemiology
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pharmacology and pharmacy/drug resistance/antibiotic resistance
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 534 060
Administrative Contact
Jaap Wagenaar (Prof.)

Participants (19)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 540 237
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dik Mevius (Prof.)
BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 476 264
Address
Max Dohrn Strasse 8-10
10589 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Steven Lingott
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 527 120
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Isabel Rodríguez Villa (Mrs.)
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL
France
EU contribution
€ 557 760
Address
14 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
94700 Maisons Alfort
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martial Mettendorff (Mr.)
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLE REGIONI LAZIO E TOSCANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 222 150
Address
Via Appia Nuova 1411
00178 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Battisti (Dr.)
VION FOOD NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 102 840
Address
Boseind 10
5281 RMA Boxtel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lourens Heres (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 507 920
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Evelien Vandevelde (Ms.)
STIFTUNG TIERAERZTLICHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 391 139
Address
Bunteweg 2
30559 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Joppe (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 450 568
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frank Aarestrup (Prof.)
PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT WETERYNARYJNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 228 422
Address
Partyzantow 57
24100 Pulawy
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dariusz Wasyl (Dr.)
SAFOSO AG(SAFE FOOD SOLUTIONS)
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 460 080
Address
Bremgartenstrasse 109 A
3012 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katharina Staerk (Prof.)
BULGARIAN FOOD SAFETY AGENCY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 87 141
Address
Bulevard Pencho Slaveikov 15 A
1606 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hristo Daskalov (Prof.)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 399 020
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlos Triay (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE EUROPEAN BRANCH AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 124 880
Address
Av. E. Mounier 83
1200 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stéphane Vidry (Dr.)
PORQ BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 160 305
Address
Van Galenstraat 18
5694 CE Son En Breugel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manon Houben (Dr.)
INTOMICS AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 424 044
Address
Lottenborgvej 26
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas S Jensen (Dr.)
DYRLAEGE JORGEN LINDAHL / O-VET APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 61 354
Address
Ingemannsvej 32
4600 Koge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jørgen Lindahl (Mr.)
VETWORKS BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 294 480
Address
Knokstraat 38
9880 Aalter
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hilde Van Meirhaeghe (Dr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 450 025
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miranda Ten Holder