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- Date2020-04-13 17:04
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The Korea National Institute of Health (KNIH), a research organization under the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and Ministry of Health & Welfare is devoted for promoting the public health through the research on infectious and non-infectious diseases.
In last few years, the incidence rate for vector-borne viral infections including Japanese encephalitis, Dengue, Zika has significantly increased in southeastern countries and expanded to other continents by several factors including climate exchange, globalization, viral mutation. Recently the novel emerging tick-borne diseases such as SFTS has reported in Vietnam. Given ensuring the global health threaten by high-risk pathogen such as Nipha and novel infectious diseases, international cooperation is the most important for the prevention human infections.
Therefore KNIH would like to implement a cooperative research for the serological survey on novel tick-borne viral diseases in southeastern countries and evaluating the KNIH-developing diagnostic system. On the other hand, KNIH intend to establish the international research based laboratory for developing the therapeutics and vaccine candidates against high-rick infectious diseases occurred overseas counties.
[Details of the Project]
1. Title: Establishment of research base center in East-Asia through international collaborative research for vector-borne emerging infectious diseases
Annual fund for Southeastern Country (Institute) will be provided about USD 60,000 (KRW 70,000,000) per yar.
The final budget will be adjusted with the results of evaluation
3. Research period : 2020 (after the contract) – December 2022
(1st Year) 2020. after the contract – December 31 2020
(2nd Year) January 1 2021 ~ December 31 2021
(3rd Year) January 1 2022 ~ December 31 2022
4. Objectives (Field of Interesting):
- Study on serological survey of tick-borne viral infections, particular SFTS
. Collecting and securing the clinical sample from unknown febrile patients
. Processing the clinical specimens and evaluation of KNIH-developed diagnostic method
- Establishment and Strengthen the international collaboration against emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases such as Nipha, in East-Asia region
- Sharing of research resources including clinical specimens, pathogens, and genetic materials
- Enforcement of capacity through training of staff and/or sharing the practical experience between both agencies
5. Affiliation: Government Institute, University, Hospital, etc
6. Reporting system : The application should be written in MS word English and submitted before 18 April, 2020 via e-mail
< Address for Airmail >
Contact Person : Dr. Hee-Young Lim
Division of Emerging Infectious Disease & Vector Research
Center for Infectious Diseases Research, National Institute of Health
Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
187, Osongsaengmyeong 2-ro, Cheongju-si,
Chungcheongbuk-do 28159, South Korea
TEL : +82-43-719- 8510 FAX : +82-43-719-8519, email :firstname.lastname@example.org