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Pathogenic Escherichia coli Network

Objective

Escherichia coli form part of the natural gastro-intestinal flora of man and warm-blooded animals. Although most E. coli are harmless commensal organisms, there are many pathogenic strains which can cause a variety of illness in man and animals.

There is little doubt that more pathogenic E. coli groups will evolve and be recognised in the future. The research / surveillance community must be proactive in recognising and sharing information on emergent strains so that they can be addressed in a timely manner.

Despite considerable research on E. coli O157, there are still areas where a fundamental understanding of these organisms is lacking. Furthermore, technical deficiencies, a lack of harmonisation across disciplines along the food chain and between continents have prevented optimum gain from past and ongoing research.

This co-ordination project will form a durable multidisciplinary network of international research groups working on E. coli O157 and other potentially pathogenic strains and serotypes of E. coli with the ultimate aim of reducing the burden of related illness.

Key issues to be addressed include:
- methods of detection and molecular characterisation of E.coli O157 and other potentially pathogenic strains and serotypes of E. coli;
- epidemiology and transmission of E. coli O157 and other potentially pathogenic strains and serotypes of E. coli;
- pathogenecity, virulence and emerging pathogenic E. coli;
- ecology of E. coli O157 and other potentially pathogenic strains and serotypes of E. coli and
- control and management of E. coli O157 and other potentially pathogenic strains and serotypes of E. coli.

This network builds on and expands on a previous successful E. coli Concerted Action (CT 98 3935) and will aim to:
- improve public health protection;
- co-ordinate research outputs and
- maximise collaboration between different disciplines and within and between Europe and other continents including INCO countries.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-FOOD-4-B
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

TEAGASC
Address
Oak Park
Carlow
Ireland

Participants (34)

CAMPDEN BRI
United Kingdom
Address
Chipping Campden
Gloucestershire
BUNDESINSTITUT FUR RISIKOBEWERTUNG
Germany
Address
Thielallee 88/92
Berlin
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTALA
Spain
Address
Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
Santiago De Compostela (A Coru?a)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
Rome
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Address
Sint-pietersnieuwstraat 25
Gent
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLE VENEZIE
Italy
Address
Via Dell'universit? 10
Legnaro
AGENCE FRANCAISE DE SECURITE SANITAIRE DES ALIMENTS
France
Address
General Leclerc, 27-31
Maisons-alfort
LOTHIAN HEALTH BOARD
United Kingdom
Address
Deaconess House 198 The Pleasance
Edinburgh
FOOD AND CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY AUTHORITY
Netherlands
Address
Centre Court, Prinses Beatrixlaan 2,
The Hague
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM MUNSTER
Germany
Address
Domagkstr. 5
Munster
SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL / SMITTSKYDDS INSTITUTET
Sweden
Address
Nobels Vag 18
Solna
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
United States
Address
1100 Robert E. Lee Boulevard,
New Orleans, Louisana
QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
Belfast
UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE
Belgium
Address
Place Du Xx Aout, 7
Liege
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER (AT JORDANSTOWN)
United Kingdom
Address
Cromore Road
Coleraine
HEALTH SERVICES EXECUTIVE - HEALTH PROTECTION SURVEILLANCE CENTRE
Ireland
Address
25-27 Middle Gardiner Street
Dublin 1
STATENS SERUM INSTITUT
Denmark
Address
Artillerivej 5
Copenhagen S
AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Iera Odos 75,
Athens
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Address
Kings College
Aberdeen
NATIONAL VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Poland
Address
Partyzantow 57
Pulawy
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
Paris
UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Australia
Address
North Terrace
Adelaide
UNIVERSITY OF CHILE
Chile
Address
Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'higgins
Santiago
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address
Mt. Scopus
Jerusalem
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
Stuttgart
INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
New Zealand
Address
34 Kenepuru Drive
Porirua, Wellington
NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE
Norway
Address
Ullevalsveien 72
Oslo
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
Manchester
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road
London
UNIVERSITAIR ZIEKENHUIS BRUSSEL
Belgium
Address
Laarbeeklaan 101
Brussels
PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY, HEALTH SERVICES EXECUTIVE, DUBLIN MID LEINSTER.
Ireland
Address
Cherry Orchard Hospital, Ballyfermot
Dublin 10
ROBERT KOCH INSTIUTE
Germany
Address
Nordufer 20
Berlin
NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
Address
Dalian House, P.o. Box 15329, 350 St. Vincent Street
Glasgow
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION (FOOD SCIENCE AUSTRALIA)
Australia
Address
Limestone Avenue, Campbell
Canberra