U.K.-U.S. Partnership Award
Vector-borne diseases in the U.K. and U.S.: Common threats and shared solutions
This U.K.-U.S. Partnership Award (2016-2020) brings together experts and trainees from both sides of the Atlantic to consider common threats from vector-borne diseases, so that expertise can be pooled and knowledge transferred amongst them.
Experts in mosquito- and midge-borne diseases have long interacted with each other. Links between them, however, and experts in ticks and tick-borne diseases are fewer. Historically there have been few interactions between these research communities and experts in the insect vectors of plant diseases.
This U.K.-U.S. partnership award brings together experts in mosquito, midge, tick as well as aphid and plant hopper-borne diseases of humans, animals and plants, respectively, from institutions in the U.K. (University of Liverpool, John Innes Centre, Pirbright Institute, Public Health England) with two centers of excellence in the U.S. (University of California, Davis and the University of Idaho Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem).