18th July 2016
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UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Newsletter


UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference 2017

Registration is now open for the UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference 2017, 16th - 17th January 2016, Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Following the success of the UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference 2015 in Birmingham and the UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference 2016 in Manchester the UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference 2017 will be co-hosted by Professor John Dalton at Queen's University Belfast. 
Conference themes will include presentations on Microbiome and Immunology in vaccination; a range of talks on gastrointestinal dwelling nematodes, Taemiid cestodes, translational tick vaccine research and immunomodulation mechanisms in helminths; Antibody responses, in vitro models and genomes of TB; and emerging technologies including tools in understanding T-cell immune response regulation, in ovo vaccination, antibody generation and aerosol drug delivery.

There will also be specific Early Career Vaccinologist poster and presentation sessions as well as a drinks reception at a local pub for all include a comedy science evening and live band!

Mucosal Vaccinology Workshop

The UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network will be co-hosting a Mucosal Vaccinology Workshop with Dr Sandrine Lesllier (APHA) and Dr Tharangani Herath (Harper Adams University) on 23rd September 2016 at APHA, Addlestone.

The meeting will review current platforms for the delivery to mucosal surfaces, to meet experts in the field and develop collaborations for the development of veterinary mucosal vaccines.

This workshop is designed to educate and provide skills for early career researchers to develop their research within mucosal vaccinology. 

*Funding available to Early Career Researchers*

(Currently conducting a PhD or maximum five years post PhD, the steering group will also consider career breaks).

Keystone "Translational Vaccinology for Human Health" Symposium

Keystone Early Career Vaccinologist Scholarship*

Deadline approaching - registration scholarships available - funded by UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network.


World Veterinary Vaccine Congress 2016
Extra 15% discount for Veterinary Vaccinology Network Members

Voucher code EMES Expires 22 July 2016

Make sure you are at the forefront of the vaccines industry. No matter where your interest lies, at the 2nd World Veterinary Vaccine Congress, we have content, networking and potential partners for you.

By bringing experts from the whole value chain under one roof, you get to choose the sessions which are the most applicable to help your business plan for the future of vaccine research, development and manufacture.

Take just three days out of the office to meet with 450+ potential customers who need to find solutions to challenges around the commercial and scientific issues in manufacturing, trials, strategy, regulation, respiratory, therapeutic and emerging diseases vaccines.

Research Papers and Presentations

Influential factors inducing suboptimal humoral response to vector-based influenza immunisation in Thoroughbred foals
Parenteral adenoviral boost enhances BCG induced protection, but not long term survival in a murine model of bovine TB
Particle and subunit-based hemagglutinin vaccines provide efficacy against H1N1 influenza in pigs

Early Career Vaccinologist Network

Would you like to play an active role in the UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network? Volunteer at engagement events, write blog articles on your research interests, network with other early career researchers. Email

Early Career Vaccinologist Network Journal Club

Vaccines against Lyme Disease: What Happened and What Lessons Can We Learn? and Design and Development of a Novel Vaccine for Protection against Lyme borreliosis (papers can be found below)

Chaired by: Natalia Bednarska, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
If you are interested in being a part of the video conference led journal club please contact for more information and fill out the doodle poll.


Have your say on GM Vaccines
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Bulletin board

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Please email to add your question and contact details to the UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Bulletin Board.

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