India Partnering Award: Collaboration on Diagnosis of Emerging Viruses (CoDEV)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: School of Veterinary Medicine and Sci


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Description The main scientific objectives of this collaborative award that have been met thus far include:
(i) Organise exchange visits of Indian and UK investigators.
(ii) Knowledge transfer
(iii) Create a research network
(iv) Link and integrate new and existing research projects
(v) Joint grant submissions
(vi) Technology transfer
Scientific meetings were organised by both Indian partners in July 2014 and attended by Drs Temperton, Scott and Daly.
A 2.5-day scientific meeting with around 50 attendees (Emerging Viruses 2015) was organised by Dr Daly at the University of Nottingham in July 2015. This was attended by Dr Kumanan who presented a keynote speech. The BBSRC was also represented at this meeting, delivering a workshop on funding opportunities.
Dr Aravindh Babu R Parthiban visited the Virus Pseudotype Unit in 2015.
Dr Rathnapraba was awarded a University of Nottingham visitor fellowship for 12 weeks in 2015.
A network of interested researchers has been established.
Reagents and samples have been exchanged between the TANUVAS and the Viral Pseudotype Unit partners.
Dr Daly and Dr Kumanan have received funds from the British Council for collaborative research.
The UK partners (Drs Daly, Temperton and Wright) gave presentations at a 3-day workshop on 'Sustainable Animal Production - Recent trends and future challenges in disease diagnosis' at TANUVAS in July 2016. The workshop, which was open to early-career researchers from across India, provided morning lectures and afternoon practical sessions.
Exploitation Route Not applicable
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Healthcare

Description Workshop on Sustainable Animal Production - Recent trends and future challenges in disease diagnosis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Twenty early-career researchers attended the workshop, which comprised of lectures and hands-on training. One of the attendees was visiting India from Kenya and subsequently attended a BBSRC GCRF IAA workshop on Rift Valley fever virus held at the University of Nottingham in January 2017 and is now in the process of applying for a PhD studentship. Another attendee expressed an interest in applying for a PhD studentship.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016