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Advanced Tools and Research Strategies for Parasite Control in European farmed fish

Objective

European aquaculture production provides direct employment to 80,000 people and a 3-billion € annual turnover. Parasites cause severe disease outbreaks and high economic losses in finfish aquaculture. The overarching goal of ParaFishControl is to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of European Aquaculture by improving understanding of fish-parasite interactions and by developing innovative solutions and tools for the prevention, control and mitigation of the major parasites affecting Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, common carp, European sea bass, gilthead sea bream and turbot. To achieve these objectives, ParaFishControl brings together a multidisciplinary consortium comprising 28 partners possessing world-leading, complementary, cross-cutting expertise and drawn from public and private research organisations, and the aquaculture industry. The consortium has access to excellent research facilities, diverse biological resources including host-parasite models, and state-of-the-art vaccinology, genomic, proteomic and transcriptomic technologies. The project will: 1) generate new scientific knowledge on key fish parasites, including genomics, life-cycle, invasion strategy and host-parasite interaction data, with special emphasis on host immunity, pathogen virulence and immunomodulation, providing a scientific basis for improved prophylaxis; 2) determine the transfer of parasites between farmed and wild host populations; 3) develop a wide range of novel prophylactic measures, including vaccines and functional feeds; 4) provide a range of advanced or alternative treatments for parasitic diseases; 5) develop cost-effective, specific and sensitive diagnostic tools for key parasitic diseases; 6) assess the risk factors involved in the emergence, transmission and pathogenesis of parasitic diseases; 7) map the zoonotic risks due to fish helminths and; 8) provide a catalogue of good husbandry practices to obtain safe and high-quality fish products.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 051 860

Participants (30)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

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Denmark
EU contribution
€ 15 687,61
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Biologicke centrum AV CR, v. v. i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 167 800
Address
Branisovska 31
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 470 370
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 550 482,39
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 284 300
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT ZA OCEANOGRAFIJU I RIBARSTVO
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 314 780
Address
Setaliste Ivana Mestrovica 63
21000 Split
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 195 050
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 322 300
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGRARTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 222 950
Address
Brunszvik Street 2
2462 Martonvasar
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 299 800
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 294 420
Address
Via Palladio 8
33100 Udine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 330 750
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 386 300
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 423 300
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 396 800
Address
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FK9 4LA Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 319 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 200 800
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta
Activity type
Research Organisations
SKRETTING AQUACULTURE RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Po Box 319
4016 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 355 750
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PANAGIOTIS CHRISTOFILOGIANNIS - IOANA TAVLA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 208 500
Address
Papagou Leoforos 143
15773 Zografou
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERTEBRATE ANTIBODIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue
AB24 2TZ Aberdeen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KALLIERGEIES YDROVION ORGANISMON ANONYMOS ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 25 000
Address
Odos Old National Patras Athina 55
26504 Agios Vasileios Rio Achaias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACQUA AZZURRA SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Contrada Da Vulpiglia Snc
96018 Pachino Sr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZF-SCREENS BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 82 608,31
Address
J H Oortweg 19
2333 CH Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
W 42 INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Otto Hahn Strasse 15
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INMUNOLOGIA Y GENETICA APLICADA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
C/ Hermanos Garcia Noblejas 41-2
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STIFTELSEN INDUSTRILABORATORIET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Thormohlens Gate 55
5008 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 139 000
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUTURE GENOMICS TECHNOLOGIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 217 391,69
Address
Sylviusweg 74
2333 BE Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)