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Research Topics Biology and control of vector-borne infections in Europe (EDENext)

Biology and control of vector-borne infections in Europe (EDENext)

EDENext is a collaborative project (large-scale integrating project) for the EU FP7-HEALTH.2010.2.3.3-1 call ?Biology and control of vector-borne infections in Europe?. Between 2011 and 2014, 46 partners from 22 countries participate, and the funding is ~ 12.0 M?. The goals of EDENext are to understand and explain the biological, ecological and epidemiological processes to develop methods and tools to improve prevention, surveillance and control of vector populations, and vector-borne human and animal diseases. The research on one hand focuses on explaining and modelling the processes leading to the introduction, establishment and spread of vectors and/or vector-borne diseases. On the other hand studies are aimed to assess the possible control strategies to break the epidemiological cycles of vector-borne diseases. Two research groups of the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the Szent István University are partners of the project. The group of the Department of Parasitology and Zoology is a partner in the tick research group, which identifies pathogens of different tick species, while the Virology group of the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases contributes the work of the mosquito group with studies on the West Nile virus host and vector ecology.
Contact persons: Tamás Bakonyi, Petra Forgách, Mónika Somhegyiné Barna