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Preventing and mitigating farmed bivalve diseases

The overarching goal of VIVALDI is to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of the European shellfish industry by improving the understanding of bivalve diseases and by developing innovative solutions and tools for the prevention, control and mitigation of the major pathogens affecting the main European farmed shellfish species: Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas), mussels (Mytilus edulis and M. galloprovincialis), European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis), clams (Venerupis philipinarum) and scallops (Pecten maximus ). The project addresses the most harmful pathogens affecting either one or more of these shellfish species: the virus OsHV-1, Vibrio species including V. aestuarianus, V. splendidus, V. harveyi and V. tapetis, as well as the parasite Bonamia ostreae. The project is committed to provide practical solutions based on the most advanced knowledge.

VIVALDI will dissect the disease mechanisms associated with pathogen virulence and pathogenesis and host immune responses, develop in vivo and in vitro models, and apply “omic” approaches that will help the development of diagnostic tools and drugs against pathogen targets, and breeding programmes in a collaborative effort with industrial partners. The proposal will include a global shellfish health approach, recognising that cultured bivalves are often exposed to several pathogens simultaneously, and that disease outbreaks can be due to the combined effect of two or more pathogens. The proposal will also investigate advantages and risks of the used of disease-resistant selected animals in order to improve consumer confidence and safety.

VIVALDI will be both multi- and trans-disciplinary. In order to cover both basic and applied levels from molecules to farm, the proposal will integrate partners with a broad range of complementary expertises in pathology and animal health, epidemiology, immunology, molecular biology, genetics, genomics and food safety.

H2020-SFS-2015-2

RIA - Research and Innovation action

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
France
Research Organisations
€ 727 762,50

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
€ 299 993,75
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Other
SYNDICAT DES SELECTIONNEURS AVICOLES ET AQUACOLES FRANCAIS
France
€ 150 001,25
Centre Inra De Tours Nouzilly
37380 Nouzilly
Other
LABOGENA DNA
France
€ 202 886,25
69, Rue De La Motte Brulon
35700 Rennes
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
€ 390 000
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
€ 371 273,75
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Other
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
€ 178 125
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
€ 118 808,75
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway
Research Organisations
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
€ 116 058,75
University Road
H91 Galway
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ATLANTIUM TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Israel
€ 215 285
Sofri House, Har Tov 33
99100 Beit Shemesh
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
€ 199 230
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
€ 200 000
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Italy
€ 199 983,75
Piazzale Europa 1
34127 Trieste
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOFIMA AS
Norway
€ 150 000
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Research Organisations
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
€ 81 250
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Research Organisations
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
€ 165 337,50
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Research Organisations
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
€ 448 656,25
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
€ 99 966,25
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
€ 80 000
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
€ 78 468,75
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
€ 29 995
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments