Management Committee

Chair of the Action:


Vice Chair of the Action:

Prof Ana Marija GRANCARIC (HR)

Science officer of the Action:

Dr Federica ORTELLI

Administrative officer of the Action:

Ms Jeannette NCHUNG ORU

MC Members and Substitutes

Country MC Member
Belgium Prof Paul KIEKENS
Bosnia and Herzegovina Dr Mirjana MILIJEVIC
Bulgaria Dr Peter RASHKOV
Croatia Prof Ana Marija GRANCARIC
Czech Republic Dr Kamil MUSILEK
Finland Prof Heikki HAARIO
France Prof Hasnaa ZIDANI
fYR Macedonia Dr Tatjana ATANASOVA – PACHEMSKA
fYR Macedonia Dr Beti ANDONOVIK
Germany Prof Christian FISCHER
Germany Dr Markus SCHWEHM
Greece Prof Constantinos SIETTOS
Iceland Dr Benjamin Ragnar SVEINBJORNSSON
Italy Prof Ezio VENTURINO
Italy Prof Vincenzo CAPASSO
Netherlands Dr Bob KOOI
Poland Dr Urszula SKWARA
Poland Dr Dorota MOZYRSKA
Portugal Dr Peyman GHAFFARI
Portugal Prof Nico STOLLENWERK
Romania Prof Sebastian ANITA
Romania Prof Andrei HALANAY
Serbia Dr Milica KARADŽIĆ
Spain Ms Virginia Sanz Sánchez
United Kingdom Dr Andrea PARISI
United Kingdom ■ Dr Lauren CATOR
Country MC Substitute
Czech Republic Dr Jitka KUHNOVÁ
Germany Prof Thomas GOETZ
Italy Prof Giulio MALUCELLI
Poland Dr Małgorzata WYRWAS
Portugal Dr César MARTINS
Portugal Dr Maira AGUIAR
Romania Prof Gabriel DIMITRIU


This Action consists of 19 academic/research institutes, 5 SMEs and Manufacturing companies/partners, from 8 European countries and 5 COST International Partner-countries, representing a network of expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, textile & paint-research, nano- and micro-technology, mosquito research, vector-borne diseases and mathematics. It is expected that at least 2 other European countries will join in. One major European company showed interest and is expecting to join in the future. The Action also expects that, as the network grows, more SMEs will cooperate with the Action, due to its interdisciplinary nature.

This will also attract a higher number of Early Career Investigators (ECI). At this initial stage already 11 ECIs are included. This network will tackle the lack of interaction and coordination between sectors of mentioned expertise, to provide new solutions for combating vector-borne diseases. The available knowledge generated by this network will also be beneficial for other sectors within vector-borne diseases research, and will create a positive environment for fruitful collaborations and synergies in this research area.

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