8th February 2016

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UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference 2016

 UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference 2016 report

 2016 started with the second annual UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference, hosted at the Manchester Conference Centre on 5-6 January 2016. The meeting was structured around four themes:

  1. Transcriptomics and the global immune response
  2. Novel Vaccines
  3. Funders, collaborators and priorities in animal health research
  4. Working effectively with industry.

 The meeting was attended by over 100 delegates from a wide variety of backgrounds including academia/research institutes, veterinary pharma/private sector and funding bodies. The invited speakers also represented these backgrounds and gave expert and diverse perspectives on the successes and future challenges of both veterinary and human vaccinology.

UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Highlights including presentations

2016 Network Associated Events

SPACES STILL AVAILABLE - REGISTER NOW: European Veterinary Vaccinology Workshop
Co-hosted by UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network, H2020 SAPHIR and PARAGONE
Ghent, Belgium 9th -10th May 2016

The goal of this workshop is to provide integrated and up-to-date knowledge on the challenges facing the development of effective veterinary vaccines.

Development of veterinary vaccines: gaps and requirements, market needs, regulatory constraints
Dr Catherine Charreyre, Merial France

The reality of vaccine use in the field and the socio-economic aspects of using vaccines 
Dr Jonathan Rushton, RVC/Dr Gareth Enticott, Cardiff University

New technologies in veterinary vaccine development: reverse vaccinology, vector vaccines, DIVA vaccines 
Dr Mike Francis

Innate immunity in livestock and adjuvants 
Danny Goovaerts, Belgium

Challenges of developing effective vaccines for multicellular parasites 
Professor Jacqui Matthews, The Moredun Institute

Markers of vaccine efficacy, immunomonitoring, the use of 'omics' in vet vaccinology Professor Artur Summerfield, EDI-IVI

Please pre-register interest in attending the event on the European Veterinary Vaccinology Workshop page.

News and Papers

PPRS-resistant pigs: a genetic showstopper

Chimpanzee Adenovirus Vaccine Provides Multispecies Protection against Rift Valley Fever Virus
Earlier on in the year Dr George Warimwe (The Jenner Institute) discussed his work on Rift Valley Fever Virus Vaccines at the UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference 2016. This paper provides details of his research to underpin a novel vaccines for Rift Valley Fever Virus to address the unmet need in both humans and livestock vaccines needs.


UK Government to fast track funding for Zika virus research

UK- Malaysia Vaccinology Workshop

The Pirbright Institute, UK and the University Putra Malaysia will jointly host a workshop, Emerging and Next Generation Vaccine Technologies Against Veterinary Viruses, which has been made possible by a grant from the British Council Researcher Links programme through Newton Fund. The workshop will be held at the Institute of Bioscience (IBS), Universiti Putra Malaysia from 01 to 04 August 2016.

Deadlines and Free Registration:

More Information: Muhammad Munir (UK) ( ) or Abdul Rahman Omar (Malaysia) ( )

Do you have any news or recent papers to be published on the Veterinary Vaccinology Network Website?

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