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PP3. New strategies for animal and public health:

immune competence, vaccine responses and diagnostic methods

New strategies for animal and public health
This work is aimed at improving immune competence by combining investigations on microbiomes and pathobiomes, exploring how organisms transgress the species barriers as well as studies laying the bases for new vaccines and methods for diagnosis and screening.

Activities and results

2018 Research Highlights

  •     Identification of two mutations responsible for embryo death in the Holstein breed.
  •     Mutation of the KIF1C gene: a test for the screening and eradication of progressive ataxia in the Charolais bovine breed, but also a natural model for the demyelinating disease in man.
  •     The "Prion" task force receives INRA's group award for their work on the prion.
  •     Outbreaks of the foot-and-mouth disease in Maghreb then in Africa, a common origin?
  •     Identification of a new function of the NS3 protein of the bluetongue ovine fever.
  •     Outbreaks of the West Nile and Usutu viruses in France.
  •     Identification of genetic variability of the hepatitis E virus in in vitro culture systems.
  •     Evaluation of potential vaccine candidates against ticks and the agents they transmit.
  •     Organization of the first international meeting on marine Flavobacteria.
  •     The syncytial respiraory virus hijacks cell machinery to its advantage.

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