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Research Fundings


            Fundings obtained by NeuroPaTick
2021-2025: ANR - Agence Nationale de la Recherche, Cholinergic receptors mediated activities of peptidergic neurons innervating the salivary glands of Ixodes ricinus. Acronym: AxoTick, 406,506 , PI: Ladislav Simo (Co-PI: Prof. Steeve Thany, University of Orleans)

2021-2024: LabEx IBEID – Integrative Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute, Paris with contribution of ENVA and ANSES. New insights on tick-borne pathogen co-infections. 635,000 €, PIs - Sara Moutailler, Ladislav Simo and Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz

2019-2021: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of the Czech Republic. (grant number CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/17_050/0008489). COEVOTICK: Experimental evolution of coinfections by tick-borne pathogens. 4,000,000 CZK (154,860 €), PI - Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz. Declined by PI

2018-2020: DIM1Health, Neural basis of tick-pathogen interactions, 103,600 €, PIs - Ladislav Simo and Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz

2018: INRA young researcher grant, Tick-borne pathogens coinfections, 10,000 €, PI -Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz

2017: INRA young researcher grant, Cholinergic signaling pathways in the salivary gland of Ixodes ricinus, 10,000 €, PI - Ladislav Simo
2017: ENVA grant, Neurotransmitter signaling systems in Ixodes ricinus salivary glands, 8,592 €, PI - Ladislav Simo 

       Contribution to other funded projects 

2022-2026: EU-funded COST Action, grant CA21170. Prevention, anticipation and mitigation of tick-borne disease risk applying the DAMA protocol (PRAGMATICK). ca. 500,000 €. Project coordinator: Dr. Gábor Földvári - participant Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz

2022-2025: Research Council of Lithuania, grant S-MIP-22-52. Natural anti-α-Gal antibodies and the protection against avian malaria.
149,994 €. Project PI: Dr. Vaidas Palinauskas, co-PI Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz

2022-2026: Austrian Science Fund (FWF), grant (Einzelprojekte) P 36130. The impact of the tick gut microbiome on Ixodes ricinus vector competence for Borrelia afzelii. 408,560.25 €. Project PI: Dr. Adnan Hodžić, Collaboration partner - Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz

2022-2023: Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), grant 402234/2022-7 (6748207135527005). Blocking the transmission of Theileria equi by anti-microbiota vaccines. R$ 73,598. Project PI: Prof. Huarrisson Azevedo Santos, Collaboration partner - Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz.

2019-2021: Consejería de Educación, Cultura y Deportes, JCCM, grant CCM17-PIC-036 (SBPLY/17/180501/000185). Characterization of the immune response to alpha-Gal and applications for the control of infectious diseases. Scientific coordinator: Jose de la Fuente (IREC, Spain). 154,000 €, Participant (Researcher) - Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz

2018 - 2020 Satt, Île-de-France(Visions). Identification of tick molecules implicated in the pathogen transmission–next generation vaccine development. Scientific coordinator:Sarah Bonnet (INRAE, UMR-BIPAR). 275,400 € Member of the work package - Ladislav Simo

2019 DIM-1Health (Région Ile-de-France)investments. Tiquarium » pour l’élevage d’espèces de tiques dures endémiques et invasives. Scientific coordinator:Sarah Bonnet (INRAE, UMR-BIPAR).157,958 €, Member of the work package - Ladislav Simo ​

2018 PARADIM investments (Région Ile-de-France), renforcement du potentiel –omique pour l’étude des agents pathogènes en santé animale a l’UMR BIPAR et sur le Site d’Alfort. Scientific coordinator:Bruno Polack & Nadia Haddad (ENVA, UMR-BIPAR) 98,720 €, Member of the work package - Ladislav Simo  

2017 DIM-1Health investments, Région Île-de-France. Etude des agents pathogènes en Santé Animale: installation d'un microscope confocal sur le site d'Alfort, Scientific coordinator: Dr. Gregory Karadjian (ANSES, UMR-BIPAR). 232,323 €, Member of the work package - Ladislav Simo

2017 DIM-1Health investments, Région Île-de-France. Etude des agents pathogènes en Santé Animale et Humaine: plateforme de spectrométrie masse -MALDI-TOF sur le site d'Alfort. Scientific coordinator:Prof. Henri-Jean Boulouis (ENVA, UMR-BIPAR). 238,113 €, Member of the work package - Ladislav Simo

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