- Identifying opportunities for Collaboration, Biopolis, Singapore, July 27-28, 2009 - SEA-EU-NET, the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN, A*STAR) and the British High Commission Singapore co-organized an EU-South East Asia Expert Meeting on Vector Borne Diseases in Singapore (July 27-28, 2009). The two-day conference brought together scientists from the European Union and South East Asia to identify opportunities for collaboration and form consortia to bid into the upcoming calls on vector-borne diseases of the FP7 program. More than 20 scientists and experts from leading research centres, universities and hospitals in the European Union (EU) and South East Asia discussed topics such as virology, parasitology, transmission, diagnostics, and treatment and prevention strategies of vector-borne diseases at Biopolis. Over 200 scientists attended the conference. Dr Roberto Bruzzone gave a talk entitled “A network approach to vector-borne diseases: the impact of DENFRAME and the International Network of Pasteur Institutes”. He discussed how international research networks such as DENFRAME and the International Network of Pasteur Institutes can play key roles in the management of infectious diseases world-wide and fostering innovative research. He also presented the SISEA Program of the International Network of Pasteur Institutes — a network program and public health project supported by the French Development Agency, for the surveillance and investigation of respiratory infections and acute encephalitis syndromes.
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