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Development, enhancement and complementation of animal-sparing, foot-and-mouth disease vaccine-based control strategies for free and endemic regions

Objective

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is one of the world’s most infectious diseases of livestock and continues to pose a significant threat to endemic and free regions alike. The impact of FMD on society and international trade is high, thereby demanding stringent prevention, surveillance and control plans taken up in crisis preparedness plans. On the other hand, there is a global increased demand for animal welfare and ethical considerations necessitating a decreased reliance on eradication of animals to control FMD virus (FMDV) spread, and on the use of animals for the regulatory testing of veterinary products. The project seeks to balance these apparently contracting viewpoints by addressing specific gaps in our knowledge on all aspects of FMD control to enable implementation of enhanced animal-sparing vaccine-based control strategies tailored to the needs of free and endemic settings. Consequently, four main objectives have been identified, including (i) the improvement of the quality of existing FMD vaccines and diagnostics, (ii) the refinement and replacement of in vivo FMD vaccine quality tests, (iii) the development of new generation FMD vaccines and diagnostics by applying cutting edge technologies, and (iv) the enhancement of our knowledge on FMDV spread and transmission following the use of high-potency monovalent or multivalent vaccines. The role of wildlife (buffalo, gazelles and wild boar) in FMDV maintenance and transmission will also be investigated. The project consists of seven different, yet interlinked, work packages (WP) each addressing one of the items listed in the Work Programme topic KBBE-2008-1-3-02, and led by renowned WP leaders with years of relevant experience in the field of FMD. As such, significant progress towards the objectives of the Community’s Animal Health Strategy (2007-2013), the European Technology Platform for Global Animal Health, and the Global Roadmap for improving the Tools to Control FMD in Endemic Settings will be achieved.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pharmacology and pharmacy/pharmaceutical drug/vaccines

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2008-2B
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Funding Scheme

CP-SICA - Collaborative project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries (SICA)

Coordinator

CENTRUM VOOR ONDERZOEK IN DIERGENEESKUNDE EN AGROCHEMIE - CODA
Address
Groeselenberg 99
1180 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 671 131
Administrative Contact
Kris De Clercq (Dr.)

Participants (14)

THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 523 017
Address
Ash Road Pirbright
GU24 0NF Woking
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Keith Simpson (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 407 339
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Everloo (Mr.)
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLA LOMBARDIA E DELL'EMILIA ROMAGNA BRUNO UBERTINI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 249 600
Address
Via Antonio Bianchi 9
25124 Brescia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Ziviani (Dr.)
FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 420 000
Address
Sudufer 10
17493 Greifswald-insel Riems
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dietmar Nobis (Mr.)
Indian Immunologicals Ltd
India
EU contribution
€ 11 040
Address
Road No. 44, Jubilee Hills .
500033 Hyderabad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Balasubramaniam Kollengode (Mr.)
LANZHOU VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
China
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Xujiaping 11
730046 Lanzhou, Gansu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yongguang Zhang (Prof.)
Fundación para la interacción de los sistemas productivo, educativo, científico-tecnológico
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 139 725
Address
Sarmiento 1452
1042 Buenos Aires
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Horacio Ernesto Bosch (Dr.)
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL
France
EU contribution
€ 115 560
Address
14 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
94700 Maisons Alfort
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrick Esclauze (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 116 020
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Caroline De St. Simon (Ms.)
KIMRON VETERINARY INSTITUTE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 109 800
Address
Kimron Street 1
50250 Rishon L'tzion
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hagai Yadin (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniel Haydon (Prof.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 30 625
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claes Enøe (Dr.)
MERIAL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 60 006
Address
Avenue Tony Garnier 29
69007 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Dubourget (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT DES INNERN
Switzerland
Address
Inselgasse 1
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Caroline De St. Simon (Ms.)