INFRAVEC - Research capacity for the implementation of genetic control of mosquitoes

http://infravec2.eu/

Mosquitoes transmit a variety of infectious diseases that cause a tremendous burden to public health. Due to climate changes and to the increase in international trade and tourism the threats posed by mosquitoes are increasingly affecting large parts of Europe, causing understandable concerns among the populations of many Member States. Control methods, mainly based on insecticide usage, are struggling to cope with the challenges posed by the biology and ecology of mosquito vectors. INFRAVEC aims at bridging the gap between the recent advances in transgenic technology and its implementation as a novel powerful approach for vector control. To this aim, a large European Infrastructure will be established, in which the coordination of efforts, expertise and facilities provided by the individual research groups and institutions will bolster and considerably expand the overall research capabilities of the research community. INFRAVEC will operate, through a number of Networking, Joint Research, Transnational and Service activities, towards the objective of considerably strengthening research capability in Europe by sharing knowledge, resources and technology. INFRAVEC will mainly focus on Anopheles gambiae, the major vector of malaria, and Aedes albopictus, a viral disease vector that is rapidly spreading through Europe. Four Infrastructure facilities will be integrated in the project: 1) the Genetically Modified mosquito laboratory of Imperial College London; 2) the Mosquito Mass-rearing facility at the Centro Agricoltura ed Ambiente (with the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency); 3) the Bioinformatics facility at EMBLEBI, UK; and 4) the Mosquito Confined Release facility at ISRIM. INFRAVEC will provide a formidable research capability to external users and facilitate the performance of five research projects aimed at utilizing basic knowledge of mosquito genetics and biology in an unprecedented effort to develop novel opportunities for mosquito control.

 

Coordinator: IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE, United Kingdom

Start Date: 2009-09-01 / End Date: 2014-02-28

Info at Cordis: http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/91222_en.html

 

Acronimo: 
INFRAVEC
Soggetto finaziatore: 
European Union 7th FP - CSA
Programma di Finanziamento e bando: 
FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2008-1
Numero del progetto/Contratto: 
228421
Responsabile Scientifico: 
Prof. Guido Favia
ruolo Unicam: 
Participant
Partner: 
Nome: 
AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Stato: 
Greece
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
CENTRO AGRICOLTURA E AMBIENTE GIORGIO NICOLI SRL
Stato: 
Italy
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
MINISTERE DE LA SANTE
Stato: 
Burkina Faso
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Stato: 
France
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Stato: 
Germany
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY LBG
Stato: 
Kenya
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
INSTITUTO DE HIGIENE E MEDICINA TROPICAL
Stato: 
Portugal
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Stato: 
Greece
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
INSTITUT PASTEUR
Stato: 
France
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
INSTITUT PASTEUR DE DAKAR
Stato: 
Senegal
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
Stato: 
France
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
CENTRE NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNOLOGIQUE*INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES DE LA SANTE Burkina Faso
Stato: 
Burkina Faso
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI RICERCA E FORMAZIONE SUI MATERIALI SPECIALI PERTECNOLOGIE AVANZATE SCRL IN BREVE ISRIM S.CONS. A R.L.
Stato: 
Italy
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
UNIVERSITY OF KEELE
Stato: 
United Kingdom
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE United Kingdom
Stato: 
United Kingdom
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
Organisation de Coordination pour la lutte contre les Endémies en Afrique Centrale
Stato: 
Cameroon
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Stato: 
Sweden
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
Oxitec Limited
Stato: 
United Kingdom
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Stato: 
Italy
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Stato: 
Italy
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Stato: 
Italy
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Stato: 
United Kingdom
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Stato: 
Italy
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
MED BIOTECH LABORATORIES
Stato: 
Uganda
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Stato: 
United Kingdom
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Stato: 
Netherlands
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Stato: 
Italy
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Stato: 
Netherlands
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Stato: 
Germany
Ruolo: 
Partner
Tipo di finaziamento: 
VII Programma Quadro