FP6 priority
1.1.1   Genomics and Biotechnology for Health
Title of the proposal

Ticks and tick borne diseases

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Molecular Biology
Dubravska cesta 21, 842 51 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Dr. Imrich BARAK
+421 2 5930 7418

Research subject for a potential FP6 project

1. Utilisation of sequence data for research on genes for new vaccines and DNA arrays for novel diagnostics.
2. Integrated molecular diagnostics.

Recent international cooperation of the research team

All participants of 5th Framework Programme, International Consortium on Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases, ICTTD-2, 7/2000-7/2004

Proposer´s relevant publications related to the research subject

1. Valkova, D., Oswald, W. and Barak, I. (1996) Bacillus subtilis as a model organism for study of Coxiella burnetii sporulation genes. In “Rickettsiae and Rickettsial diseases”. Ed. by Kazar J. and Toman R., Veda, Bratislava, pp 405-410.
2. Lukacova M., Valkova D., Diaz M.Q., Perecko D. and Barak I. (1999) Green fluorescent protein as a detection marker for Coxiella burnetii transformati3. Diaz M.Q., Valkova D., Perecko D., Barak I. and Lukacova M. (2000) Coxiella burnetii transformation - a way to study its survival in host cell. In “Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference - Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens: Into the 21st Century. Ed. M. Kazimirova, M. Labuda &P.A. Nuttall, pp 65-69.on. FEMS Microbiol. Letters 175:255-260.