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Outcome of Second EMIDA Call - 2011

The following fourteen project were funded:
Activity Line A - Ecology and animal health – diseases transmitted by arthropods

Project title: RiftVectors - Vector competence of European mosquitoes to Rift Valley fever virus

Coordinator: University of Glasgow (UK)


-Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana (IZSLT) (IT)

-University of Oxford (UK)

-Institut Pasteur (FR)


Project title: VICE - Vector-borne Infections: risk based and cost efficient surveillance systems

Coordinator: DTU – National Veterinary Institute (DK)


-Central Veterinary Institute, institute within the legal entity Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (NL)

- Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NO)

- FLI (DE)

- Uni-Oldenburg (DE)


- Veterinary Public Health Institute, University of Berne (CH)





Activity Line B - Ecology and animal health – wildlife reservoirs

Project title: EMIRO - The significance of rodent communities for the distribution of Echinococcus multilocularis: ecological and experimental investigations

Coordinator: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE)


-University of Zurich (CH)

-Lithuanian University of Health Science, Veterinary Academy (LT)

-Finnish Forest Research Institute (FI)

-National Veterinary Institute (SE)

-University of Copenhagen (DK)


Project title: APHAEA - Harmonised approaches in monitoring wildlife population health and ecology and abundance

Coordinator: IREC Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha (ES)


- Istituto Zooprofilactico Sperimentale del Piemonte Liguria e Valle d''Aosta (IT)

-Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) (DE)

-VetAgro Sup, Campus Veterinaire de Lyon (FR)

- National Veterinary Institute (SVA) (SE)

-Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health (CH)

-Technical University of Denmark/ National Veterinary Institute (DK)


Activity Line C – Zoonoses

Project title: CamChain - Campylobacter in chicken production: survival, virulence and control

Coordinator: University of Liverpool (UK)


-Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Veterinary Academy (LT)

-University of Cambridge (UK)

-University of Helsinki (FI)

-Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) (AT)

- Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise 'G. Caporale' (ICT) (IT)

-Anses (FR)

- DTU National Food Institute (DK)

-University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (AT)


Activity Line D - Antimicrobials and anthelmintics: resistance and alternatives for use

Project title: CARES - Coping with anthelmintic resistance in ruminants

Coordinator: University of Copenhagen (DK)


- INRA/ToxAlim (FR)


-Technical University of Denmark, National Veterinary Institute (DTU-VET) (DK)

-McGill University (CA)

-National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF) (GR)

-Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (IE)

-Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE)

-INRA/UR 143 (URZ)/INRA Antilles-Guyane (GP)


Project title: MINAPIG - Evaluation of alternative strategies for raising pigs with minimal antimicrobial usage: Opportunities and constraints

Coordinator: SAFOSO (CH)


-National Veterinary Institute (SVA) (SE)

- Ghent University (BE)

-Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health GmbH (DE)


- Danish Agriculture and Food Council (DK)

- GIQS c/o University Bonn (DE)

-ETH Zurich (CH)

- University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (DE)

- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE)


Activity Line E - Production diseases – disease susceptibility

Project title: GOAT-TSE-FREE - Towards breeding of goats for genetically determined TSEs resistance

Coordinator: Central Veterinary Institute of Wageningen UR (NL)


- Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d'Aosta (IT)


- Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA) (ES)

- Universidad de Zaragoza (UNIZAR) (ES)

-Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratory Agencies (AHVLA) (UK)

-National Agricultural Research Foundation – NAGREF (GR)

-Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (DE)


Project title: DIFAGH - Development of immune function and avian gut health

Coordinator: University of Oxford (UK)


-Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (DE)

-University Of Hannover (DE)


-University of Jerusalem (IL)

-Statens Serum Institut (DK)

-Lohmann Animal Health (DE)


Activity Line F - Production diseases – epidemiology, diagnostics and vaccination

Project title: MYCOBACTDIAGNOSIS - Development of novel diagnostic strategies for the ante-mortem immunodiagnosis of bovine tuberculosis and Johne's Disease

Coordinator: Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (UK)


-Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA-1282) (FR)

-Central Veterinary Institute-WUR (NL)

- Enfer Scientific (IE)

-Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) (DE)

-Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Stormont (UK)

-Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia ed Emilia-Romagna (IT)

-Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IT)

-Moredun Research Institute (UK)

- Univ. College Dublin-Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (IE)


Project title: Brucmel - Brucella melitensis: biotyping and differential diagnostic

Coordinator: Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise 'G. Caporale' (ICT) (IT)


-National Agricultural Research Foundation – NAGREF (GR)

-Kimron Veterinary Institute (IL)

-Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia (IT)


Project title: Farmers WTP – Farmers’ willingness to prevent and control disease

Coordinator: Wageningen University (NL)


-Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) (UK)



Activity Line G – Diseases in aquaculture

Project title: MOLTRAQ – Molecular tracing of viral pathogens in aquaculture

Coordinator: Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NO)


-Technical University of Denmark, National Veterinary Institute (DK)

- Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire (FR)

-Friedrich-Loeffler Institut (DE)

- Institut francais de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (FR)

-Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) (FR)

-Norwegian Computing Center (NR) (NO)


Activity Line H – Epizootic diseases

Project title: Epi-SEQ – Molecular epidemiology of epizootic diseases using next generation sequencing technology

Coordinator: Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Center (CODA-CERVA) (BE)


- Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Tiergesundheit (FLI) (DE)

-Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) (SE)

-Institute for Animal Health (IAH) (UK)

- Instituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe) (IT)

-University of Glasgow (UK)



Outcome of First EMIDA Common Call - 2010

The following twelve projects were funded:

Topic 1 – Vector borne diseases

Project title: OrbiNet – Molecular and reverse genetics studies of orbivirus transmission, host responses, epidemiology and diagnostic systems.

Coordinator: Pirbright Laboratory, Institute for Animal Health (UK)


-Technical University of Denmark, National Veterinary Institute (DK)

-Qiagen (DE)

-Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (DE)

-University of Glasgow Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UK)

-Institute of Virology and Immunoprophylaxis (CH)

-Kimron Veterinary Institute (IL)

-Central Veterinary Institute of Wageningen UR (CVI) (NL)

-Agence Francaise de Securite Sanitaire des Aliments (AFSSA) (FR)

-Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (BE)

-Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise 'G. Caporale' (IZS A&M) (IT)



Coordinator: Animal Health Service Deventer (NL)


-Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (VAR) (BE)



Topic 2 - Zoonoses & antimicrobial resistance, excluding microbial safety of products

Project title: LA-MRSA - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus lineages in primary productions: multi-host pathogen, spill-over and spill-back between animals and humans?

Coordinator: Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana (IT)


- Technical University of Denmark, Community Reference Laboratory for antimicrobial resistance (DK)

-CONGEN Biotechnologie GmbH (DE)


-Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET), Universidad Complutenes de Madrid (ES)

-Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) (DE)

- Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia ed Emila Romagna (IT)

- Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte Liguria e Valle d'Aosta (IT)


Project title: TB Alpine Wildlife – Tuberculosis in Alpine wildlife - Monitoring, diagnostics and potential control strategies of tuberculosis in wild animals in the Alpine provinces of Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.

Coordinator: Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AT)


-TUM - Wildtierbiologie- Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan, Technical University Munich (DE)

-LAZBW - Wildforschungsstelle Aulendorf, Landwirtschaftliches Zentrum für Rinderhaltung, Grünlandwirtschaft,Milchwirtschaft, Wild und Fischerei Baden- Württemberg (DE)

-EMC - EMC microcollections GmbH (DE)

-StMUG Referat Tierseuchen, Bayern (DE)

- IVET IBK / AGES - IVET Innsbruck (AT)


-IMU - Sektion für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Dept. für Hygiene, Mikrobiologie und Sozialmedizin (AT)

-LGL Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit Oberschleissheim (DE)

-IZSLER Brescia - Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’ Emilia Romagna (IT)

-FIWI Vienna - Research Institute for Wildlife Ecology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (AT)

-Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health FIWI (CH)

-IZSVE - Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, IZSVE Bolzano (IT)

-IVPH Vienna - Institute for Veterinary Public Health, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (AT)

-SFVO - Swiss Federal Veterinary Office (CH)

-STUA - Staatliches Tierärztliches Untersuchungsamt Aulendorf, Baden Württemberg (DE)

-MLR - Referat Tiergesundheit, Ministerium für Ernährung und Ländlichen Raum Baden- Württemberg (DE)

Topic 3 - Major infectious diseases affecting production

Project title: ParaTBVaccine - Development of a novel subunit vaccine against Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis that does not interfere with bovine TB diagnostics.

Coordinator: National Veterinary Institute (NO)


-Agri-food and Biosciences Institute, Veterinary Scienses Division (UK)

-Technical University of Denmark, National Veterinary Institute (DK)

-Statens Serum Institut (DK)


Project title: CombatColibacillosis - Combatting colibacillosis - a genomics based approach.

Coordinator: University of Würzburg, Institute for Molecular Infection Biology (DE)


-Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse and� Faculté de médecine de Toulouse-Purpan (FR)

-Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics (IT)

-Tel Aviv University, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology (IL)


Project title: BRSV-DIVA - Development and comparative evaluation of three new generation BRSV DIVA vaccines and a corresponding DIVA test.

Coordinator: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences/National Veterinary Institute (SE)


-Institute for Animal Health (UK)




Project title: iPUD - Integrated systems approach for preventing uterine disease in dairy cattle.

Coordinator: Swansea University, Institute of Life Science, School of Medicine (UK)



-Glasgow University (UK)

- Pfizer Animal Health Europe (FR)

- University of Veterinary Medicine / Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover (DE)

-Pfizer GmbH (DE)


Project title: MADISPREAD - Marek's Disease Virus Spread: In and Out of Chicken.

Coordinator: INRA Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (FR)


- Lohmann Tierzucht GmbH (DE)

- Freie Universität Berlin (DE)

- ENS Lyon - Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle – INRA (FR)

-University of Munich, Department for Basic Veterinary Sciences (DE)

- Institute for Animal Health, Avian Oncogenic Virus Group (UK)


Project title: Improvements in the diagnosis and control of bovine mycoplasmosis.

Coordinator: Veterinary Laboratories Agency (UK)


- Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (DE)

- Kimron Veterinary Institute (IL)

- Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IT)

- Clondiag GmbH (DE)


Project title: HealthyGut – Multi-focal strategies to improve gut health and reduce enteritis in poultry and pigs.

Coordinator: University of Nottingham (UK)


-Veterinary Research Institute (CZ)

- China Agricultural University (CN)

- Istituto Superiore di Sanita (IT)

-Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (DE)

- Lohmann Animal Health (DE)

- Microbial Developments Ltd (UK)



Topic 4 - Aquaculture

Project title: PathoFish - Control Flavobacteriaceae infections in European fish farms.

Coordinator: INRA (FR)


-Phylogene (FR)

- Åbo Akademi University, Laboratory of Aquatic Pathobiology (FI)

- National Veterinary Institute of Norway (NO)

-Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health, Institut of Animal Pathology, Vetsuisse Fakulty (CH)

- Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IT)

-National Veterinary Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DK)




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