This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825673.
CARE presented at the NDPHS Expert Group Meeting
The CARE project was presented at the Expert Group on HIV, TB and Associated infections of the Nordic Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being. The project results and plans, considered “impressive” by the Expert Group International Technical Advisor Dr. Dmitry Titkov, were received with interest and fuelled the intention to further cooperate.
“Joint efforts against infectious diseases: HIV, TB, HCV”
The “Joint efforts against infectious diseases: HIV, TB, HCV” Conference has been held successfully in Moscow on January 27th.
The conference was organised jointly by: the European Union (EU), the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (MSHE), the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (MOH); and by the two projects funded by the EU and the MSHE under a joint call of the Horizon 2020 Programme: our CARE project and ARREST-TB.
In only ten months of activity the CARE partners created a solid ethics permissions, data and samples sharing infrastructure for a wide network of collaboration against HIV, TB and HCV. Already three papers have been published on HIV-1 resistance and epidemiology and the poster "HIV-1 A6 Subtype: its challenging identification and Southern Russian molecular epidemiology" (S. Sierra et al.) will be presented at EACS 2019!
Thanks to the data and samples sharing infrastructure created by the CARE partners, since December 2019 samples from Russia are being delivered to Cologne University (Germany), Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and Siena University (Italy). An official channel for the exchange of biological material is set up among European and Russian centers for research purposes: another successful step toward the network of collaboration against HIV, TB and HCV.
Due to the exceptional circumstances generated by the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic, the Consortium obtained a no cost extension (NCE) of the EU Grant for 6 months. The project is therefore extended until June 2021. The overall duration of the action is reshaped in 30 months in order to reach all the project objectives.
Capacity-building activities of the CARE project have started at Siena University: a group of researchers from the Gamaleya Center (Russia) are now hosted in Italy for attending training modules, coordinated by Prof. Zazzi.
The poster entitled "HIV-1 A6 Subtype: its challenging identification and Southern Russian molecular epidemiology" (S. Sierra et al.) will be presented during the EACS 2019 international conference, to be held in Basel on November 6-9 2019. The poster is based on research carried out in CARE.