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Co-ordination, harmonisation and standardisation of measurement of bovine and porcine acute-phase protein in blood: reference preparations for animal protein assays

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-01532
Project type: CA (Concerted Action)
Starting date: 01-02-2000
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 138,442 EUR
EC Contribution: 138,442 EUR
Scientific Officer: Lucia PENA ALBERDI
Research topic: 5.1.1. Sustainable agriculture/Animal Systems

Abstract:
The acute phase proteins are blood proteins, the concentration of which alters significantly during infectious or inflammatory disease. Measuring the concentration of these proteins in serum or plasma is now recognised as being an important laboratory test in diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of disease in cattle and pigs, and is especially important as the presence of sub-clinical conditions can be detected with these markers of disease. General application of assays for these proteins are restricted because there are no accepted reference preparations which can be used by all laboratories to establish harmonised assays. This Concerted Action will bring together the major European experts in the field of acute-phase protein in animals who will collaborate in preparation, distribution, calibration and validation of reference preparations for the acute-phase proteins for cattle and pigs.


Coordinator
David ECKERSALL
University of Glasgow
Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1413 305732
Fax: +44 1419 427215
E-mail: p.d.eckersall@vet.gla.ac.uk


Partners
  Erik GRUYS
Department of Veterinary Pathology, Utrecht Univer
Utrecht
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 302535934
Fax: +31 30257727
E-mail: e.gruys@Pobox.ruu.nl
  Peter HEEGAARD
Danish Veterinary Laboratory
Copenhagen
DENMARK
Tel.: +45 3530 0107
Fax: +45 35300360
E-mail: pmhh@svs.dk
  Bernt JONES
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Uppsala
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 18671000
Fax: +46 18309565
E-mail: Cecelia.hulten@klke.slu.se
  Elizabeth GLASS
Roslin Institute (Edinburgh)
Roslin, Midothian
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1315 274200
Fax: +44 1314 400434
E-mail: liz.glass@bbsrc.ac.uk
  Jean-Marie GODEAU
Université de Liège
Liège
BELGIUM
Tel.: +32 4 366 40 05
Fax: +32 4 366 40 07
E-mail: jmgodeau@ulg.ac.be
  Bridgette PETERSEN
University of Bonn
Bonn
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 228 737274
Fax: +49 228 739353
E-mail: b-petersen@ibm.rhrz.uni-bonn.de
  Sam PYORALA
University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 91911
Fax: +358 919123077
E-mail: satu.sankari@helsinki.fi
  Maria ALAVA
Universidad de Zaragoza
Zaragoza
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 976565003
Fax: +34 976350814
E-mail: malava@posta.unizar.es
  Kieran WALSHE
Tridelta Development Limited
Maynooth
IRELAND
Tel.: +353 16290635
Fax: +353 16290687
E-mail: kieranw@trideltaltd.com
  Helle R. JUUL-MADSEN
Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences
Tjele
DENMARK
Tel.: +45 89991515
Fax: +45 89991500
E-mail: helle.juulmadsen@agrsci.dk
  José CERON
University of Murcia
Murcia
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 968364722
Fax: +34 968364147
E-mail: jjceron@fcu.um.es
  Anna BASSOLS
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Bellaterrra
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 935811042
Fax: +34 935812006
E-mail: anna.bassols@uab.es
  Guillaume H.M. COUNOTTE
Animal Health Services (AHS)
Deventer
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 570660222
Fax: +31 570660646
E-mail: g.counotte@gdvdieren.nl