Training Schools (TS)

Training School 4 (WG1): Vector-borne diseases and One Health

Responsible WG: WG1 - The “One Health” concept in the ecology of vector-borne diseases

Local organizers: David Modrý - UVPS Brno ( & Andrei D. Mihalca (

Date: 6-20 July 2015

Venues: (i) University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania; (ii) Chilia-Veche Field Station, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, Romania

Number of trainees to be accepted for reimbursement: 10

Number of trainees to be additionally accepted without reimbursement: 5

Trainers: Jakob Zinsstag (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, President, International Association for Ecology & Health), Hans-Peter Führer (University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna), Sara Savic (Scientific Veterinary Institute "Novi Sad", Serbia), David Modrý (University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno)

Objective of the training school: To train Early Stage Researchers in the field of One Health, using two model diseases for research and surveillance. The theoretical lectures (2 days) will be held in the Facilities of the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca. They will be followed by a practical field trip to a satellite laboratory, in Chilia Veche, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve. General program will include: sampling and surveillance protocol design, sampling animals, people and environment, laboratory analysis, theoretical approach to data interpretation and application.

Deadline for applications: 1 May 2015

Selection results: 10 May 2015

Grants for trainees: 1000 EUR (fixed amount): it should cover travel, accommodation, meals. No participation fee is required for the reimbursed participants.

Detailed program, practical and financial information: download