Linking Epidemiology and Laboratory Research on Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses in EU and China

LinkTADs Focal Point Network has started its activities

Liliya levandovska, Europa Media

As LinkTADs entered its third (and final) year of implementation in October 2015, in order to maintain the project’s sustainability in future, Europa Media has been busy developing technical solutions for the activities within the LinkTADs Focal Point Network.

LinkTADs Focal Point Network is an informal support network created to assist Chinese and European scientists working in the field of coordinated animal health and food security research. Towards this aim, LinkTADs partners (leading veterinary research institutions in the EU and China) have invited scientists with wide experience in EU-China cooperation in the animal health field to become Focal Point members. In addition, the Network also includes managers who are active in international cooperation and have information on European and Chinese funding opportunities supporting international research cooperation.

Europa Media has created a separate section on the LinkTADs website dedicated to the Focal Point Network. You can learn more about its members and, most importantly, you can address your questions directly to them. No registration or authorization is needed, simply type your name, email address and your message and choose the field of Focal Point Member’s expertise you are interested in.

For example, you can address your questions to the epidemiologists or laboratory experts in the EU and China; you can also inquire about relevant funding opportunities or simply request updates on EU-China cooperation in the animal health field. Once the relevant Focal Point Network member receives your questions, he or she will send a reply to the email address you specified.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to the monthly alerts which will be circulated by the LinkTADs Focal Point Network. The first monthly alert will be distributed in February in the form of an email containing concise important updates on EU-China cooperation in the field of animal health, food security and veterinary issues. To subscribe, send an email to and you will be included into the FPN user group.