Project

Pathogenesis and transmission of influenza in pigs (FLUPIG)

Acronym
FLUPIG
Duration
01 July 2010 → 28 February 2016
Funding
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
influenza transmission H1N1 cross protection pandemic genetic adaptation pig
 
Project description

Pandemic influenza viruses originate from wild birds, but must adapt to efficient replication and transmission in humans to cause a pandemic. Pigs are considered important intermediate hosts where adaptation can occur. FLUPIG studies the genetic, host and environmental factors required for adaptation to mammals. Also, the role of cross-protective immunity on the occurrence and severity of a pandemic is studied.