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Digging deeper into genes to track infectious disease outbreaks

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 842621

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 203 149,44

  • EU contribution

    € 203 149,44

Coordinated by:

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

Project description

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Expertise in phylodynamics for public and animal health

Deadly viruses like Ebola have proven the importance of knowledge in dealing with infectious diseases. Scientific studies on genetic data help us to better understand viruses’ spreading mechanisms and assist in the design of global managing patterns responding to public and animal health dangers. The EU-funded DIGDEEP project will develop new global control strategies to minimise the consequences of large epidemics on health and economy. They will address emergencies like the new avian influenza viruses (AIV). Advanced epidemiological, immunological and evolutionary inference methods will help to study and characterise main determinants of viral transmission. It will also detect possibilities of spill-over between species to shape new effective interventions based on scientific expertise.

Coordinator

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Address

Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 203 149,44

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 842621

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 203 149,44

  • EU contribution

    € 203 149,44

Coordinated by:

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland