EMIDA1_PathoFishEMIDA1_IPUDEMIDA1_CombatColiBacillosisEMIDA1_BRS_DIVAOutcome of Second EMIDA Call – 2011


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)
– SVA (SE)
– INRA EpiA (FR)


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)
– INRA umr IHAP (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 Call – 2010


The following twelve projects were successful:


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)


Project title: Early detection data – Improving early detection of emerging vector borne diseases by using existing production and diagnostic data.
Coordinator: Animal Health Service Deventer (NL)
–          Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (VAR) (BE)
–          ONIRIS – INRA (FR)


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)
–          CODA-CERVA VAR (BE)
–          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)
–          DSR / AGES (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)
–          VIM-INRA (FR)
–          SVA/SLU (SE)


Project title: iPUD – Integrated systems approach for preventing uterine disease in dairy cattle.
Coordinator: Swansea University, Institute of Life Science, School of Medicine (UK)
–          INRA (FR)
–          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)
–  INRA (FR)


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)
–          PHARMAQ AS (NO)


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