Prof. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno explains the objectives of the project in the interview (27/07/2020).
The UCM has been the beneficiary of a fund from the Carlos III Health Institute for the execution of research projects SARS-COV-2 and the disease COVID19.
The one-year project is entitled "Study of the potential impact of COVID-19 on pets an lynx", with José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno being the Principal Investigator.
The members of the consortium belonging to the Complutense University are Lucas Domínguez (VISAVET-UCM), Consuelo Serres (Vet-UCM) and Ángel Manuel Ramos (MOMAT-IMI-UCM). And the other members of the consortium are Mercedes Domínguez (ISCIII), Christian Cortázar (IREC-UCLM), Mª de los Ángeles Risalde (UCO), Juan Carlos Ortiz (AVEM centers), and Carmen Vela (INGENASA).
Interview in two parts, June 22 and 29 at 6:00 p.m., to address the key points for the control of tuberculosis in wildlife.
70 scientists behind the swine fever vaccine
The VACDIVA project involves more than 20 entities from various countries to fight the ASF virus, taking into account that Spain is the leading producer of this livestock in Europe. Its coordinator, José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno says that there will also be a vaccine for covid-19.
José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno, the only spanish veterinary who occupies first positions in two different classifications in the ranking.
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In the swine classification, the first position of a Spanish veterinarian is for Joaquim Segalés, researcher at the Animal Health Research Center of the Institute for Research and Technology in Food and Agriculture and professor at the Veterinary Faculty of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Montserrat Torremorell is in the 16 position, professor at the University of Minnesotta. Consecutively we found the experts Marina Sibila (position16), researcher at IRTA-CReSA and graduate in Biological Sciences at the University of Barcelona, José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno (position 17), researcher at the Veterinary Health Surveillance Center (VISAVET) of the Complutense University of Madrid, and Enric Mateu (position 18), veterinarian and researcher at IRTA-CReSA.
From left to right: Guadalupe Miró, Luis Miguel Ortega and Joaquim Segalés (1st row); Enric Mateu, Montserrat Torremorell and LaiaSolano-Gallego (2nd row); José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno, María Martínez and David Rodríguez-Lázaro (3rd row).
Regarding the field of food safety, David Rodríguez-Lázaro, professor at the University of Burgos, is listed as the most influential researcher in Spain.
In the ranking of bovine diseases, we find in the 22nd position Luis Miguel Ortega Mora, professor at the Department of Animal Health of the Veterinary Faculty of the Complutense University of Madrid and coordinator of the SALUVET research group (Veterinary Health and Zoonoses).
Within the area of sheep diseases, there are 3 Spanish veterinarians in the top 20 positions. Julio Benavides is in 9th position, José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno stands out in 12th position and in 14th position in the ranking we find María Martínez Valladares.
In the ranking of canine diseases, Laia Solano-Gallego is ranked 9th and Guadalupe Miró is ranked 25th.