Results of the monkeypox "Flash" call for projects
In June, with the support of the ERINHA (European Infrastructure on Highly Pathogenic Agents) team, ANRS | Emerging Infectious Diseases launched an emergency call for projects to fund research that will provide short-term knowledge on monkeypox.
Out of 17 projects submitted, 10 projects* were selected for funding, thanks to the support of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, for a total of nearly three million euros.
Discover below the projects selected and accepted for funding (subject to customary administrative and financial verifications):
Name of the project leader
|BELLANGER Laurent||Study of the persistence of the Monkeypox virus over time on different surfaces or materials, under different environmental conditions and validation of decontamination methods.|
|BODET Charles||Physiopathology of the infection of the respiratory mucosa and skin by the monkeypox virus (PHYSIO_VAR)|
|COLIZZA Vittoria||Monkeypox transmission in France: characteristics and public health interventions|
|DEJUCQ-RAINSFORD Nathalie||Monkeypox virus (MPXV) infection and male genital tract|
|GIRARD Gabriel||Monkeypox - Human and Social Sciences: perception of risks, health measures and vaccination|
|PALICH Romain||Monkeypox virus distribution, transmission, dynamics and immune response (MOVIDA): a substudy of the MOSAIC European Monkeypox observational cohort|
|PEETERS Martine - AHUKA MUNDEKE Steve||One Health approach to document the extent of monkeypox virus (MPXV) infections in order to assess the frequency and risk of interspecies transmission to humans in Africa|
|POURCHER Valérie||Seroprevalence of Monkeypox infection among HIV-infected patients and PrEP users|
|TOURNIER Jean-Nicolas||Preclinical evaluation of the MVA vaccine in the model of experimental infection of macaque monkeys with monkeypox virus (MKPXV)|
* The tenth project selected, currently under finalization, focuses on the potential viral reservoir of the monkeypox virus among domestic animals (details to come)