China Partnering Award: Models of mixed respiratory infections in pigs - functional genomics, vaccines and diagnostic development

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Veterinary Medicine

Abstract

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Description The partnering award supported interactions between Prof ZHOU Rui's lab at Huazhong Agricultural University and Cambridge University Dept Vet Medicine. Specifically it enabled to preparation of a subsequent research grant proposal for the currently open UK-China AMR Partnership Initiative (Newton / MRC).

It also supported the successful funding of "Program for Innovative Global Prevention of Streptococcus suis", a E5m consortium award from Horizon 2020 in 2017, with E1.03m awarded to Cambridge supporting a collaboration with Huazhong including study of mixed respiratory infection in context of S. suis.
Exploitation Route This is a partnering award with the goal of developing further research cooperation between our institutions. The outcomes are therefore specific to the partnership.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink

 
Description The PI (Dr Tucker) was invited to give a lecture to approx. 2000 pig veterinarians at the Wuhan Pig Veterinary Conference, 2013, on the subject of Diagnosis and Management of Streptococcus suis Disease. This infection is a major issue in China and contributes to the wide scale dependence of pig production on in-feed antibiotics use in that country.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink
Impact Types Societal

 
Description BPEX PhD Studentship
Amount £63,000 (GBP)
Organisation British Pig Executive BPEX 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2011 
End 09/2014
 
Description KTN CASE Studentship
Amount £163,520 (GBP)
Organisation Knowledge Transfer Network 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2017
 
Description Program for Innovative Global Prevention of Streptococcus suis.
Amount € 5,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 727966 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2017 
End 05/2021
 
Description Huazhong Agricultural University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Organisation Huazhong Agricultural University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on several projects and in training and academic exchange.
Collaborator Contribution Provided additional funding to support Chinese post doc placements in UK. Provided funding to assist support of UK PhD students in China.
Impact Student exchange. Post doc exchange.
Start Year 2013
 
Description European Symposium on Pig Health Management 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We presented data on diagnostic approaches for Streptococcus suis and antimicrobial susceptibility data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International Pig Veterinary Society 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Outcomes of the project will be presented in oral and poster presentations, confirmed as accepted for publication: including antibiotic susceptibility; prevalence and diversity of Strep suis carriage in UK and China and the impact of temperature.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description PIC China Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PI (Tucker) gave a presentation at the PIC China Symposium on the management and prevention of infectious diseases of pigs, including Streptococcus suis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.wattagnet.com/articles/24751-pic-chinas-2015-symposium-highlights-value-components
 
Description Streptococcus suis Workshop 2016: The dynamics of Streptococcus suis carriage in recently weaned and slaughter-aged pigs in China and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop was attended by around 80 global specialist researchers, medics and veterinarians with interest in Streptococcus suis associated disease management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Update on Streptococcus suis: epidemiology, diagnosis and control 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Research updates were provided to members of the UK Animal and Plant Health Agency's Pig Expert Group. Specifically progress on new vaccine development, diagnostic approaches and non-antimicrobial control strategies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Wuhan Pig Veterinary Congress, 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion on diagnosis and management of Streptococcal diseases in pigs.

None specific
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013