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Ecology from Farm to Fork Of microbial drug Resistance and Transmission

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 613754

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2013

  • End date

    30 November 2018

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 609 737,34

  • EU contribution

    € 8 999 809

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

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

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

BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 476 264

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 527 120

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

France

EU Contribution

€ 557 760

ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLE REGIONI LAZIO E TOSCANA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 222 150

VION FOOD NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 102 840

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 507 920

STIFTUNG TIERAERZTLICHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 391 139

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 1 450 568

PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT WETERYNARYJNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 228 422

SAFOSO AG(SAFE FOOD SOLUTIONS)

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 460 080

BULGARIAN FOOD SAFETY AGENCY

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 87 141

ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 399 020

INTERNATIONAL LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE EUROPEAN BRANCH AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 124 880

PORQ BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 160 305

INTOMICS AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 424 044

DYRLAEGE JORGEN LINDAHL / O-VET APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 61 354

VETWORKS BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 294 480

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 450 025

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 613754

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2013

  • End date

    30 November 2018

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 609 737,34

  • EU contribution

    € 8 999 809

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

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