Partner 31 – Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI)
SMI, Stockholm, Sweden. The Swedish Institute of Infectious Disease Control (SMI) is a government expert agency with the following tasks: (i) Surveillance and diagnosis of notifiable infectious diseases, including molecular and serological typing of microorganisms, (ii) Reference laboratory for clinical microbiology in Sweden and (iii) Public health related research in control of infectious diseases. In addition, scientists at SMI are involved in basic research, financed by external grants. The section VZO, headed by Prof. Lundkvist, at the Virology department, has broad experience in development of diagnostics of arthropod- and rodent-borne virus infections and has created a solid base for immunological, molecular and pathogenetic research on arthropod- and rodent-borne viruses. VZO is responsible for the diagnostics of viral zoonoses at SMI. ÅL has a wide network of international collaborators. Attributed in WP 1-2.