FishForPharma brings together 10 participants from 5 EU member states
... 5 EU member states ...
combining forces to direct their expertise to the application of zebrafish models for human infectious disease research and high-throughput drug screening.

  • Leiden University

    Leiden University

    The Netherlands

    Principal Investigator:

    Annemarie Meijer

    Research focus:

    Intracellular bacterial pathogens (Salmonella and Mycobacterium) and modeling of human tuberculosis

  • National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    France

    Principal Investigator:

    Georges Lutfalla

    Research focus:

    Mycobacterium marinum infection as a model for human tuberculosis

  • Wageningen University

    Wageningen University

    The Netherlands

    Principal Investigator:

    Geert Wiegertjes    and Maria Forlenza

    Research focus:

    Protozoan blood parasites related to the African trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness in human

  • National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

    National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

    France

    Principal Investigator:

    Pierre Boudinot    and Jean-Pierre Levraud (Institut Pasteur)

    Research focus:

    Viral infections with IHNV, as a model for acute rhabdoviral diseases, and with ChikV, a mosquito-borne togavirus

  • Spanish Research Council (CSIC)

    Spanish Research Council (CSIC)

    Spain

    Principal Investigator:

    Antonio Figueras, Beatriz Novoa,    and Victor Mulero

    Research focus:

    Bacterial infection with Aeromonas hydrophila, a causative agent of gastroenteritis in children and immunocompromised patients, and rhabdoviral infections using SVCV as a model

  • The University of Sheffield

    The University of Sheffield

    United Kingdom

    Principal Investigator:

    Stephen Renshaw    and Simon Foster

    Research focus:

    Bacterial infections with Staphylococci, a major cause of hospital-acquired infections

  • The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

    The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

    Germany

    Principal Investigator:

    Maria Leptin

    Research focus:

    Bacterial infections with Mycobacterium marinum and Yersinia ruckeri, fish pathogens whose close genetic relatives cause a variety of diseases in human

  • National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)

    National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)

    France

    Principal Investigator:

    Annette Vergunst

    Research focus:

    Infection with Burkholderia cenocepacia, an opportunistic bacterial pathogen for patients with cystic fibrosis and chronic granulomatous disease

  • ZF Screens B.V.

    ZF Screens B.V.

    The Netherlands

    Principal Investigator:

    Ron Dirks

    Research focus:

    Biotech company specialised in high throughput technologies for biomedical screens in the areas of infectious diseases and cancer

  • GlaxoSmithKline – Tres Cantos Medicines Development Campus

    GlaxoSmithKline – Tres Cantos Medicines Development Campus

    Spain

    Principal Investigator:

    Lluis Ballell-Pages

    Research focus:

    Open Lab Foundation committed to drug discovery for treatment of diseases of the developing world, such as malaria and tuberculosis

European funding supports the training of young scientists in the FishForPharma network