20th September 2016
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UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Newsletter

Parasites Special Issue

PARAGONE:  A partnership of academic and commercial organisations working to develop subunit vaccines for multicellular parasites to be used on farms in the EU and beyond.
The PARAGONE project is striving to produce effective vaccines for several major parasitic disease of livestock including:
  • Sheep Scab
  • Gut worms of sheep and cattle
  • Liver fluke affecting sheep and cattle
  • Red mite of Poultry
PARAGONE focuses on taking previously identified promising prototype vaccines to the later stages of proof of concept and beyond, with the main objectives being:
  • Improvement of previously demonstrated efficacy levels
  • Making the production process for efficient and cost effective and/or
  • Investigating multivalency potential of some of the prototypes
Professor Jacqui Matthews, Veterinary helminthology
The Moredun Institute is the Principle Investigator of the H2020 PARAGONE project reports on the Second Consortium Meeting of the Horizon 2020 PARAGONE Project.
The Second Consortium Meeting of Horizon 2020 PARAGONE Project

Vaccines; a new weapon in the arsenal to fight against the worms that turned?

Professor Alasdair Nisbet discusses the development and effectiveness of recombinant sub-unit vaccines to protect lambs from Teladorsagia circumicincta, immunizing ewes just befoe and during pregnancy. During late gestation and early lactation, prior immunization with the sub-unit vaccine reduced egg shedding from ewe by approximately 45%.
Protection of ewes against Teladorsagia circumcincta infection in the periparturient period by vaccination with recombinant antigens
Use of a multiple choice questionnaire to assess UK prescribing channels' knowledge of helminthology and best practice surrounding anthelmintic use in livestock and horses
New Saliva Test under Development to Diagnose Equine Encysted Small Strongyle Infection
1. EM of Teladorsagia circumcincta 2. Horse at pasture 3. Nematode eggs that we find in dung and count these to target treatments 4. A sheep being dewormed. Copyright of Professor Jacqui Matthews, Moredun colleagues and Dr JE Hodgkinson.


Elesevier 10th Vaccine Congress Highlights
Dr Andrew Broadbent, The Pirbright Institute

Andrew Broadbent, a Research Fellow at The Pirbright Institute, recently attended the 10th Vaccine Congress held in Amsterdam from 4-7 September 2016. The Congress was organised by the Elsevier Journal, Vaccine, and covered a range of sessions including vaccines in the 21st Century, new technologies,  vaccines for the developing world, and one health and emerging viruses.  Here, Andrew highlights some of the areas that may be of interest to the Veterinary Vaccinology Network.
New Elsevier One Health Journal

Early Career Vaccinology Researchers

Elsevier Vaccine Young Investigator Programme (YIP)
Submit an Abstract to present at UK VetVaccNet Conference 2017
Early Career Researchers (PhD and Post-docs) are invited to a submit research abstract for the UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference.

This year there will be presentation slots for submitted abstracts during a lunchtime Early Career Vaccinologist Breakout session.


BSI/NVVI Annual Congress 2016

Arena Conference Centre, Liverpool, UK
6-9 December 2016

The BSI/NVVI Congress will be taking place on 6–9 December 2016 at the Arena Conference Centre in Liverpool, UK.  This is a joint event between the British Society for Immunology and the Dutch Society for Immunology, bringing together two of Europe’s most established immunology organisations.  The BSI/NVVI Congress expects to welcome over 1,000 delegates from the UK, the Netherlands and across the globe. 

This year, the Congress has a new format which means there are more oral communication slots available for submitted abstracts. 

World Veterinary Vaccine Congress 2016

The 2nd World Veterinary Vaccine Congress is the best platform for stakeholders from the whole value chain to come together and help eradicate animal and human diseases with a one health approach. This year, we have brought together global experts from pharma, biotech, government and academia to the podium. Meet key speakers like Prof Ab Osterhaus (University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover) and Dr Randolph Seidler (Boehringer Ingelheim).
** 15% discount for Veterinary Vaccinology Network members **
** use voucher code EMES **

UK Veterinary Vaccinology Workshops 2017

Are you interested in co-hosting a workshop on a particular vaccinology topic?
The UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network can support three workshops a year and are currently looking for proposals for 2017.

The Network Needs your help!!
Please send in your news or recent papers to be published on the Veterinary Vaccinology Network Website

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