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The PREDEMICS project has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 278433.
PREDEMICS aims at providing Preparedness, Prediction and Prevention of Emerging Zoonotic Viruses with Pandemic Potential using Multidisciplinary Approaches.
Emerging infectious diseases have been increasingly recognized over time and represent a persistent global threat. Most of the emerging infectious diseases of humans are zoonotic and the capacity of RNA viruses to emerge as major agents of human disease can appear almost limitless. Their impact on the health of human, domestic and wild animals is also likely to be underestimated. Therefore there is a need for understanding factors involved in emergence of human pathogens for improved prediction of the risks of their emergence and pandemic potential.
The Predemics consortium members have decided to dedicate the training programme of the project to the memory of Isabel Minguez Tudela, who sadly passed away in April 2011, aged 54.
Isabel was a senior scientific officer at DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission and throughout the years has supported research with a “One Health” vision, with special attention to training young scientists operating with an interdisciplinary approach.
We wish to continue and consolidate what she started, towards a new generation of EU scientists on emerging, transboundary and neglected diseases.
Seventh Framework Program European Commission
Keywords: Emerging infectious disease; Emerging viral diseases; Epidemics; Pandemics; Zoonotic viruses; Control measures.
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Last update: Wednesday, March 27, 2013Contact