One Health Research Focus

GCEID will focus on three distinct programs within the ‘One Health’ approach:

  1. Improved understanding of the EID threat through studies in pathogenesis and pathobiology
    1. Host pathogen interactions and comparative immunology
    2. Underlying pathogen and host factors that influence emergence and host switching
    3. Factors governing virulence and host specificity
  2. Research to mitigate the risks of EID entry and spread through:
    1. Classical epidemiology including:
      1. surveillance and detection of known and unknown pathogens
      2. geographical information systems
      3. outbreak investigation and modelling
      4. impact of climate and other ecological changes
      5. wildlife disease investigations
    2. Molecular epidemiology
      1. whole genome/Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and analysis
      2. transmission and pathway analysis and e.g. virulence or resistance analysis
    3. Quarantine measures
    4. Diagnostics including development of tests for field use
  3. Enhancement of the capabilities to respond to an EID event, to control or eradicate and to provide more efficient and effective means to mitigate established diseases through:
    1. Enhancing outbreak response capabilities including managing surge capacity
    2. Therapeutics
    3. Vaccines
    4. Modelling and scenario evaluation
    5. Community and social impact studies
    6. Economic modelling
    7. Understanding of virus change and evolution through an outbreak
    8. Improving and understanding quarantine requirements for e.g. hospital in-patients and staff
    9. Public health emergency ethics