EMERGING VIRAL DISEASES IN TOMATOES AND CUCURBITS: IMPLEMENTATION OF MITIGATION STRATEGIES FOR DURABLE DISEASE MANAGEMENT KU Leuven
Viral diseases can cause severe losses to vegetable crop production which has an estimated annual value of 34,5 billion EUR in Europe. Therefore several billions are lost every year due to the prominence of viral diseases and the emergence of new viruses in European fields and greenhouses. Importantly viral diseases also lead to the extensive use of pesticides, thereby exposing European growers and consumers to pesticide residues.
Real-time geospatial control of emerging infectious diseases Hasselt University
Research Collaboration Agreement between Censtat and Vose Software in the frame of the IWT SME-feasibility project: " Development of risk mamangement tools for surveillance of emerging animal diseases (RISKEMERG)" Hasselt University
The proposed project aims at the structure-based design of novel selective inhibitors for the treatment of specific vector-borne diseases mainly parasitic (schistosomiasis, human African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease) and viral hemorrhagic fevers. It will be a challenging task to find those compounds that have maximal efficacy against the intruder, but minimal toxicity for the host as the differences between few parasitic ...
Understanding the adaptation of emerging infectious diseases to novel environments: can Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans evolve fast enough to establish maintenance in European amphibian communities? Ghent University
The recent globalisation of travel and trade has increased the international spread of diseases into
naïve ecosystems, with often-disastrous consequences. This was seen in the current European
outbreak of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, an Asian amphibian pathogen, which has
decimated populations of fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra). Seven years on from its
introduction, with few susceptible populations ...
BIODIV-AFREID: Biodiversity changes in African forests and Emerging Infectious Diseases: should we worry? University of Antwerp
Development of a method for threat analysis in the context of the risk of emergence or re-emergence of infectious animal diseases Hasselt University
CINAC, a major globally emerging chronic renal disease of unknown origin: unraveling the molecular mechanism and etiology to allow diagnostic tool development. University of Antwerp
Breaking the silence after the storm: the amphibian response to an emerging infectious disease Ghent University
Counteracting the loss of biodiversity presents one of the defining challenges of our time.
Amphibian declines have become iconic of global extinctions, and two lethal pathogenic chytrid
fungi - Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) and B. salamandrivorans (Bsal) - are implicated among
the main factors driving their demise. The former caused extensive extirpations in frogs, but the
latter emerged recently and is ...