One Health PACT – Predicting Arboviruses Climate Tipping points is a multidisciplinary project that aspires to prepare for vector borne diseases outbreaks in a rapidly changing environment. For this purpose, 26 PhD students and 1 Post-Doc have been recruited; each of them is co-supervised by scientists and based at one of the partner research institutes located throughout the Netherlands.
The project is divided into 27 tracks included into four pillars that represent its main research areas (ecosystem mapping; forecasting and early detection; impact and severity assessment; interventions), each track focuses on a specific aspect of the research line approaching the topic from different sides; in line with this feature, each OIO comes from a different study background, creating a heterogeneous research cohort with the aim of promoting the cooperative and multidisciplinary nature of the project.
Track 4: Tracking of movement, density and mortality of susceptible amplifying hosts (birds, rodents, bats, mammals)
Track: 10, Tools to explore risk of emergence of vector-borne diseases in ecosystems
Track 15: Experimental work on effects of global change scenarios on vector population parameters
Track 17: Understanding the role of vector, host and virus variations in transmission and disease
Track 19: Role of host innate immune responses and arbovirus innate immune evasion in transmissibility, host range and disease outcome
Track 20: Arbovirus systems serology: antibody profiling for exposure and impact assessment
Track 23: Pathogen detection, metagenomics and genomic epidemiology for early warning surveillance
This project 'Preparing for vector-borne virus outbreaks in a changing world: a One Health Approach' (NWA. 1160.1S.210) is (partly) financed by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).