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Host switching pathogens, infectious outbreaks and zoonosis; a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Training Network

Host switching pathogens, infectious outbreaks and zoonosis; a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Training Network

Objective

The ongoing increase of the human population accompanied by growing numbers of livestock to feed this population, as well as human invasion into natural habitats of wild animals makes humans progressively vulnerable to animal pathogens. Global trade as well as climate changes can contribute to pathogen transmission, e.g. through import of infected vectors or expansion of habitats for arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes and midges. Examples for this include recent European outbreaks of the arthropod-borne Dengue, West Nile, Schmallenberg and Usutu viruses in humans, ruminants and birds. Infectious disease outbreaks in animals are often unexpected, but we should be prepared for immediate identification of the causing agent and the evaluation of its pathogenic potential for animals and humans. Preparedness needs expertise in many areas. At surveillance sites early detection and identification of viruses involved in outbreaks is crucial. Screening of different animal species and humans who have been in close contact with (diseased) animals for known or yet undiscovered viruses will also help to be prepared for future outbreaks. Novel viruses in these populations will have to be evaluated for their pathogenicity in susceptibility studies. The HONOURs network will generate new health and scientific knowledge with the aim to locate, identify, characterize, contain, and control infections that are caused by zoonotic agents. The aim of HONOURs is to provide top-quality cross-disciplinary and supra-sectorial training to 15 promising young researchers at the interface of veterinary and human health, virology, biostatistics, and pathogen discovery. These early stage researchers will become “preparedness- experts”.

Coordinator

AMC MEDICAL RESEARCH BV

Address

Meibergdreef 9
1105az Amsterdam Zuidoost

Netherlands

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 510 748,56

Participants (12)

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FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

INMUNOLOGIA Y GENETICA APLICADA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

STICHTING BIOMEDICAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 501 120

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM BONN

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT DES INNERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 530 453,52

EIDGENOSSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUR VERTEIDIGUNG, BEVOLKERUNGSSCHUTZ UND SPORT

Switzerland

INTERVET INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 265 226,76

Academisch Medisch Centrum bij de Universiteit van Amsterdam

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 721367

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2017

  • End date

    31 March 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 860 395,56

  • EU contribution

    € 3 860 395,56

Coordinated by:

AMC MEDICAL RESEARCH BV

Netherlands