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Our project website can be found at The website provides more detailed information on the project and its aims and objectives. Its project partners, how the project is structured and further information on the bluetongue virus and the control and prevention strategies currently used.

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PALE-Blu Horizon2020 Bluetongue project kick-off meeting scheduled for September in Glasgow

The PALE-Blu Kick-off meeting is planned for the 5-6th September.  It will be hosted by our partners at the University of Glasgow.

The meeting will brings together European institutes with expertise in Bluetongue viruses (BTV) research and diagnosis, with partners in endemic regions (Africa, the Middle East and Turkey) that act as a ‘source’ for BTV strains that emerge in Europe.  The partners will be discussing the current state of play and plans for the upcoming three years for the project.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Tags: scheduled downtime today 18th Oct 2016

Please note that will be offline for maintainance this afternoon.  We will be applying some scheduled updates and improvements resulting from discussions at the project annual meeting last week.

e will let you know when we are back online on twitter with our sister projects email account @EDENextDMT

Thank you for your patiance,

The Vmerge Data Management Team



EDENext VMERGE Data Portal currently a limited service

The site is currently being updated.  During this time users will find they will not be able to log in and download data.

We will anounce here and on social platforms once the work is completed and normal finctionality returns.

Thank you for your patience.


Kind regards,

The Data management Team


VMERGE Mid-Term Meeting 6-7th May, FAO, Rome

VMERGE partners will be meeting in Rome next week to review the progress made by the project at its half way point.  The two day meeting will be hosted by the UN FAO in Rome.

The EU FP7 project which is focused on Emerging viral vector borne diseases will be covering a wide range of disciplines from Molecular/serology tools and vector competency to field collections, early warning approaches and transmission models.  Participants will be hoping to consolidate the multidisciplinary approach, maximising outputs going into the final stages of the project.


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