Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Participation in Other International Programs

International Initiatives
  • CAPES-COFECUB Modelling innovative control methods for dengue fever

    • Brazilian part headed by Claudio Struchiner

    • French part headed by Benoît Perthame

  • MOSTICAW MOdelling the Spread and (opTImal) Control of Arboviroses by Wolbachia

    International Partners (Institution - Laboratory - Researcher):

    • Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Hernán G. Solari

    • Universidad de Chile (Chile) - Carlos Conca

    • Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil) - Max Souza

    • Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Chile) - Pablo Aguirre

    • EMAp (Brazil) - Pierre-Alexandre Bliman

    • CIRAD (France) - Yves Dumont

    • Duration: 2016 - 2017

    • Start year: 2016

    • The spread of certain strains of the intracellular parasitic bacterium Wolbachia in populations of mosquitoes Aedes aegypti drastically reduces their competence as vector of dengue and other severe mosquito-borne viral diseases known as arboviral infections. In absence of vaccine, or of preventive or curative treatment, the release of mosquitoes infected by the bacterium has been recently considered a promising tool to control these diseases, and experimental introductions in wild populations are currently under way in Brazil and Colombia. A key question about this method concerns the effective strategies of release of the infected mosquitoes in the field that can be applied with limited cost to reach the desired state of complete exclusion of Wolbachia-free mosquitoes. The mathematical study of central topics is the core of this project. The scientific questions to be addressed during this project are related to the study of the dynamic and control of the key invasion mechanism on finite-dimensional compartments.

    • Pierre-Alexandre Bliman is International and Brazilian coordinator of the STIC AmSud project MOdeling the Spread and (opTImal) Control of Arboviroses by Wolbachia (MOSTICAW), 2016-2017. Partners: UBA (Argentina); FGV, Fiocruz, UFF (Brazil); UC, UTFSM (Chile), Universidad de Quindio, Universidad Autónoma de Occidente (Colombia), EPI MAMBA, INRA-Montpellier, CIRAD-Montpellier(France); UNA (Paraguay); Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru).

    • Pierre-Alexandre Bliman is also French coordinator of the ECOS-NORD project New methods for the control of epidemics of dengue and arboviroses, 2017-2019. Partner: Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

  • LiSym Liver Systems Medicine, BMBF funded project.

    • Duration: 2016 - 2020

    • Start year: 2016

    • LiSym addresses liver diseases and regeneration, namely, steatosis, fibrosis and cirrhoses, and acutisation of chronic liver disease. It is composed of three subprojects and three junior research groups. Dirk Drasdo is co-coordinator of one of these three projects and participates in one of the others. He is also member of the leadership board.