India link project for molecular epidemiology studies and orbivirus reference collection.

Lead Research Organisation: The Pirbright Institute
Department Name: UNLISTED


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Description This is a partnering award ( travel grant) intended to facilitate and enhance research links with colleagues in India. The project has been very successful leading to a BBSRC/DBT grant (BBSRC code BB/L004690/1 (2014-2017)) and an MOU between the Pirbright Institute and LUVAS (The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences) in Hisar, India. They have also led to a PH.D. studentship, that is currently nearing completion to study the impact of the pentavalent vaccination campaign against Bluetongue in Sothern India, on the serotype circulating in the region. The work initiated through this grant has also led to a number of publications.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink
Impact Types Cultural,Economic

Description "Understanding pathogen, livestock, environment interactions involving bluetongue virus" (PALE-Blu)
Amount € 6,300,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 727393-2 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2016 
End 11/2020
Description Development of diagnostic systems, reference collections and molecular epidemiology studies for important arboviral pathogens of livestock in India
Amount £338,317 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/L004690/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 06/2017