The emergence of Vibrio pathogens in Europe: ecology, evolution, and pathogenesis (Paris, 11-12th March 2015)

Type Article
Date 2015-08
Language English
Author(s) Le Roux Frederique1, 2, Wegner K. Mathias3, Baker-Austin Craig4, Vezzulli Luigi5, Osorio Carlos R.6, Amaro Carmen7, Ritchie Jennifer M.8, Defoirdt Tom9, Destoumieux-Garzon Delphine10, Blokesch Melanie11, Mazel Didier12, Jacq Annick13, Cava Felipe14, Gram Lone15, Wendling Carolin C.16, Strauch Eckhard17, Kirschner Alexander18, Huehn Stephan19
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, Unie Physiol Fonct Organismes Marins, Plouzane, France.
2 : Univ Sorbonne, UPMC Paris 06, UMR 8227, Integrat Biol Marine Models,Stn Biol Roscoff,CNRS, F-29688 Roscoff, France.
3 : Alfred Wegener Inst Helmholtz Ctr Polar & Marine, List Auf Sylt, Germany.
4 : Cefas, Weymouth, Dorset, England.
5 : Univ Genoa, Dept Earth Environm & Life Sci, Genoa, Italy.
6 : Univ Santiago de Compostela, Inst Acuicultura, Dept Microbiol & Parasitol, Santiago De Compostela, Spain.
7 : Univ Valencia, Dept Microbiol & Ecol, Estruct Invest Interdisciplinar Biotecnol & Biome, Valencia, Spain.
8 : Univ Surrey, Fac Hlth & Med Sci, Guildford GU2 5XH, Surrey, England.
9 : Univ Ghent, UGent Aquaculture R&D Consortium, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium.
10 : Univ Montpellier, Univ Perpignan Via Domita, UMR 5244, CNRS,Interact Hotes Pathogenes Environm, F-34059 Montpellier, France.
11 : Ecole Polytech Fed Lausanne, Sch Life Sci, Global Hlth Inst, Mol Microbiol Lab, Lausanne, Switzerland.
12 : Inst Pasteur, Dept Genomes & Genet, CNRS UMR3525, Unite Plasticite Genome Bacterien, Paris, France.
13 : Univ Paris 11, CNRS, CEA, Inst Integrat Biol Cell, F-91405 Orsay, France.
14 : Umea Univ, Umea Ctr Microbial Res, Dept Mol Biol, Lab Mol Infect Med Sweden, Umea, Sweden.
15 : Tech Univ Denmark, Dept Syst Biol, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark.
16 : Helmholtz Ctr Ocean Res Kiel, Geomar, Kiel, Germany.
17 : Natl Reference Lab Monitoring Bacteriol Contamina, Fed Inst Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany.
18 : Med Univ Vienna, Inst Hyg & Appl Immunol, Vienna, Austria.
19 : Free Univ Berlin, Inst Food Hyg, Berlin, Germany.
Source Frontiers In Microbiology (1664-302X) (Frontiers Media Sa), 2015-08 , Vol. 6 , N. 830 , P. 1-8
DOI 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00830
WOS© Times Cited 102
Keyword(s) global warming, human health, aquaculture, interactions, animal model, bacterial disease, genome plasticity, european network
Abstract Global change has caused a worldwide increase in reports of Vibrio-associated diseases with ecosystem-wide impacts on humans and marine animals. In Europe, higher prevalence of human infections followed regional climatic trends with outbreaks occurring during episodes of unusually warm weather. Similar patterns were also observed in Vibrio-associated diseases affecting marine organisms such as fish, bivalves and corals. Basic knowledge is still lacking on the ecology and evolutionary biology of these bacteria as well as on their virulence mechanisms. Current limitations in experimental systems to study infection and the lack of diagnostic tools still prevent a better understanding of Vibrio emergence. A major challenge is to foster cooperation between fundamental and applied research in order to investigate the consequences of pathogen emergence in natural Vibrio populations and answer federative questions that meet societal needs. Here we report the proceedings of the first European workshop dedicated to these specific goals of the Vibrio research community by connecting current knowledge to societal issues related to ocean health and food security.
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Le Roux Frederique, Wegner K. Mathias, Baker-Austin Craig, Vezzulli Luigi, Osorio Carlos R., Amaro Carmen, Ritchie Jennifer M., Defoirdt Tom, Destoumieux-Garzon Delphine, Blokesch Melanie, Mazel Didier, Jacq Annick, Cava Felipe, Gram Lone, Wendling Carolin C., Strauch Eckhard, Kirschner Alexander, Huehn Stephan (2015). The emergence of Vibrio pathogens in Europe: ecology, evolution, and pathogenesis (Paris, 11-12th March 2015). Frontiers In Microbiology, 6(830), 1-8. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :