19th March 2015

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Veterinary Vaccinology Network Newsletter

Press Release: Molecular Immunology Special Issue: Non-rodent animal models for Immunology Research

A Special issue of Molecular Immunology has been released this month highlighting Non-rodent animal models for Immunology Research. Research in large animals has provided pivotal information to immunology in the past and it has become very apparent (notably the Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference this year as well as other similar workshops) that there is a need to develop new animal models that are more adapted to the scientific question at hand.

Papers of Interest

The bovine model for elucidating the role of gamma delta T cells in controlling infectious diseases of importance to cattle
Phenotypic and functional differentiation of porcine alpha beta T cells: Current Knowledge and available tools
Understanding Rift Valley Fever: Contributions of animal models to disease characterisation and control
Highlights from the Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference 2015: Presentations, People and Case Studies
Survey Monkey Conference Feedback Questionnaire

Do you have a recent published paper that may be of interest to Network Members? Please email to


6th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference 23rd - 27th March
Society for General Microbiology Conference 2015 30th March - 2nd April
BIT's 7th Annual World Congress of Vaccine 2015 25th - 28th April 2015

Funding Opportunities
KTN/BSAS Summer Vacation Scholarships
Encouraging undergraduates into research in the field of Animal Biosciences

Innovate UK and EPSRC Funding Call: Creating smart products from smart materials
Collaborative research and development (R&D) projects to encourage the development of smart products that use a combination of functional, hybrid and multiple materials. 

'Understanding Complex Microbial Communities'

BBSRC sLOLA 2015/2016 Outline call for specific strategic area

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (theme 1) :P Understanding Resistant Bacteria
Cross-Council Thematic Initiative

Veterinary Vaccinology Focused Workshops

Interested in holding a workshop with a specific veterinary vaccinology focus?

Please email to discuss holding focused workshops in Veterinary Vaccinology funded by the Veterinary Vaccinology Network.

Young Career Veterinary Vaccinology Network Steering Committee

The Network is currently looking to set up a young scientist steering committee for Veterinary Vaccinology. This will be a forum to discuss Veterinary Vaccinology issues as well as the needs of young scienstists and how the Veterinary Vaccinology Network may be able to help support future careers.  Please email to show your interest in becoming a part of the Young Scientist Veterinary Vaccinology Steering Committee.

A Call to all Members:

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  • We are currently trying to map out the Veterinary Vaccinology Research Landscape. Please let us know if your research programmes contain PhD and postdoc students who have a veterinary vaccinology focus. We hope to target young scientists to establish whether a workshop/summer school would be useful in helping promote career development as well as gain future funding.
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