Management Committee

Chair of the Action:

Dr Peyman GHAFFARI (Portugal)

Vice Chair of the Action:

Prof Ana Marija GRANCARIC (Croatia)

Science officer of the Action:

Dr Federica ORTELLI

Administrative officer of the Action:

Ms Jeannette NCHUNG ORU

MC Members and Substitutes

CountryMC Member
BelgiumProf Paul KIEKENS
Bosnia and HerzegovinaDr Mirjana MILIJEVIC
BulgariaDr Peter RASHKOV
CroatiaProf Ana Marija GRANCARIC
Czech RepublicDr Kamil MUSILEK
FinlandProf Heikki HAARIO
FranceProf Hasnaa ZIDANI
fYR MacedoniaDr Beti ANDONOVIK
GermanyProf Christian FISCHER
GermanyDr Markus SCHWEHM
GreeceProf Constantinos SIETTOS
IcelandDr Benjamin Ragnar SVEINBJORNSSON
ItalyProf Ezio VENTURINO
ItalyProf Vincenzo CAPASSO
NetherlandsDr Bob KOOI
PolandDr Urszula SKWARA
PolandDr Dorota MOZYRSKA
PortugalDr Peyman GHAFFARI
PortugalProf Nico STOLLENWERK
RomaniaProf Sebastian ANITA
RomaniaProf Andrei HALANAY
SerbiaDr Milica KARADŽIĆ
SpainMs Virginia Sanz Sánchez
United KingdomDr Andrea PARISI
United Kingdom■ Dr Lauren CATOR
CountryMC Substitute
Czech RepublicDr Jitka KUHNOVÁ
GermanyProf Thomas GOETZ
ItalyProf Giulio MALUCELLI
PolandDr Małgorzata WYRWAS
PortugalDr César MARTINS
PortugalDr Maira AGUIAR
RomaniaProf 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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