PALE-Blu knowledge transfer activities

The consortium will ensure that it meets its obligations regarding the management of ‘foreground’: protect it, use it and disseminate it.  In addition to the PALE-Blu projects list of peer reviewed publications.  The list of workshops, seminars and presentations below demonstrates how PALE-Blu partners are disseminating and sharing knowledge in practice.

Training activities

  • “Virus Variation, Taxonomy, Nomenclature and Classification”, Peter Mertens1, Nick J. Knowles2  Gillian Pullinger, Narender Maan, Marc Guimera, Manjunatha Belaganahalli, Fauziah Mohd Jaafar, Petra Fay, Houssam Attoui, Ana Carolina de Matos, Susan Jacobs, Jana Baron, Sushila Maan, Sam Stokes, Ewan Parry,  Sarita Sanchez-Gallagher, Sarita Yadav and Kyriaki Nomikou. Seminar presented to post-graduate students, Imperial College, London, 17th October 2017.  

  • The dsRNA genome viruses and their replication strategies”  Peter Mertens,  Houssam Attoui Gillian Pullinger, Carrie Batten, Narender Maan, Marc Guimera, Manjunatha Belaganahalli, Fauziah Mohd Jaafar, Petra Fay, Houssam Attoui, Ana Carolina de Matos, Simon Gubbins, Simon Carpenter, Joseph Hughes, Roman Biek, Sushila Maan, Mark Boyce and Kyriaki Nomikou.  Seminar presented to post-graduate students, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey, 23rd October 2017.

  • “Bluetongue virus Outbreaks in Europe and their control by vaccination” Peter Mertens Gillian Pullinger, Sushila Maan Carrie Batten, Narender Maan, Marc Guimera, Elizabeth Morecroft, Carrie Batten, Manjunatha Belaganahalli, Fauziah Mohd Jaafar,  Mark Boyce, Petra Fay, Houssam Attoui, Kyriaki Nomikou, Seminar presented to international training course on Human and veterinary vaccinology: Oxford 24th November 2017

  • “Bluetongue virus: Emergence in Europe and control by vaccination”  Peter Mertens, Manjunatha Belaganahalli, Sushila Maan, Houssam Attoui, Fauziah Mohd-Jaafar, Narender Maan, Gill Pullinger, Mark Guimera, Antonio Arenas-Montes, Sarita Yadav, Petra Fey, Ana Carolina de Matos, Kyriaki Nomikou,  Seminar presented to students at the University of Surrey 12th February 2018.

 

Talks and seminars presented by PALE-Blu partners

  • The emergence, persistence and evolution of bluetongue viruses in Europe since 1998” Peter Mertens. Invited seminar presented at the Epizone Meeting in Paris 19th September 2017

  • “Next generation sequencing of dsRNA multi-segmented viruses: The bluetongue virus -BTV-Database”. Kyriaki Nomikou and Peter Mertens Presentation to policy group at the Department of Food and rural Affairs (DEFRA) London 30th November 2017.

  • “The development of diagnostic systems, reference collections and molecular epidemiology studies for important arboviral pathogens of livestock in India: an update”  Peter Mertens Presentation to meeting for International BBSRC/DBT grant with Indian Colleagues 15th -16th March 2018.

  • “Virus: Strain variation and vaccines” Peter Mertens, David Haig Kyriaki Nomikou, Rennos Fragkoudis, Elizabeth Reid,  Presentation to Chinese Delegation at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science: Sutton Bonington, University of Nottingham. 10Th June 2018.

  • “Antigenic relationships of outer coat protein, VP2, expressed in Nicotiniana benthamiana for multiple serotypes of bluetongue virus (BTV)” Petra Fay, Janet Daly, George Lomonossoff, Carrie Batten and Peter Mertens. Accepted for presentation to Epizone August 2018.

  • “Molecular determinants of bluetongue virus that drive replication in the insect-vector cell” Guimerà Busquets M.1*, Pullinger G., Palmarini M., Darpel K. E., Fragkoudis R. and Mertens P.P.C. Accepted for presentation to the dsRNA virus Symposium, Lueven, Belgium, September 2018

  • “Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Bluetongue Virus Isolates  from Southern India” Sarita Yadav, Kyriaki Nomikou, Sushila Maan, Narender Maan,  Massimo Palmarini, Peter Mertens. Accepted for presentation to the dsRNA virus Symposium, Lueven, Belgium, September 2018

  • “The Reovirales a new taxonomic order: families Sedoreoviridae and Spinareoviridae” Houssam ATTOUI, Fauziah MOHD JAAFAR, Peter P C MERTENS, Accepted for presentation to the dsRNA virus Symposium, Lueven, Belgium, September 2018

  • “Vector competence: The role of viral proteins in transmission of bluetongue virus by midges” Piet A. van Rijn, Barbara S. Drolet, Ashley J.C. Roost, Jan Boonstra, and René G.P. van Gennip. Accepted for presentation to EPIZONE/ESVV meeting, Vienna, Austria, August 2018.

  • “Bluetongue in Europe, the past, the present and the future with a focus on diagnostics” Piet A. van Rijn. Invited speaker, EAVLD meeting, Brussels, Belgium, September 2018

  • “Disabled Infectious Single Animal (DISA) vaccine for African Horse Sickness” Piet A. van Rijn, Sandra G.P. van de Water, Christiaan A. Potgieter, and René G. P. van Gennip. Accepted for presentation to the dsRNA virus Symposium, Houffalize, Belgium, September 2018

  • “A novel vaccine approach for insect borne diseases; Disabled Infectious Single Animal (DISA) vaccine for Bluetongue” Piet A. van Rijn, Femke Feenstra, and René G. P. van Gennip Accepted for presentation to the dsRNA virus Symposium, Houffalize, Belgium, September 2018

  • “Orbivirus replication and reverse genetics” Piet A. van Rijn. Invited speaker, dsRNA virus Symposium, Houffalize, Belgium, September 2018

 

List of other communication and dissemination activities

  • Participation by P. Mertens, S. Zientara and G. Savini in ‘bluetongue  EFSA Panel’ meetings  on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) In Parma, 13th March 2017, 18th April 2017, 17th May 2017 (see publication)

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