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GCRF Networks Vaccinology Course

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Vaccine Networks (IVVN, BactiVacHIC-VacIMPRINT and VALIDATE) are running a veterinary and human vaccinology course in association with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO), through the European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease (EuFMD), from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th December 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The course is aimed at post-graduate students and early career researchers and will address aspects of human and animal vaccinology, the vaccine development process, biomanufacturing, regulatory and ethical issues. The course will be delivered by an exceptional line up of world renowned academic and industrial speakers, and resonates with the ‘One Health’ agenda by highlighting the synergies between the human and veterinary vaccinology fields from scientific, technological and regulatory perspectives. The course emulates the successful series of Jenner Institute training courses in Africa.

The GCRF Vaccinology Networks are providing scholarships that will cover the cost of travel, accommodation, meals and course fees. Prospective attendees are invited to apply through the GCRF Vaccine Networks websites.

There are a total of 40 scholarships available to attend this workshop, of which IVVN will be sponsoring 20.

Applicants applying for an IVVN scholarship must be members of the IVVN (sign up here) and preference for the allocation of scholarships will be given to:

  • Students (defined as individuals who are registered as university postgraduate students, including Doctoral Researchers) resident in the UK or ASEAN countries
  • Early career researchers (defined as individuals who do not currently hold a substantive position within their organisation) resident in the UK or ASEAN countries

Post-graduate students and early career researchers from LMIC countries are welcome to apply, however, preference will be given to those based in the UK or ASEAN countries.

Those wishing to apply through the IVVN should complete the IVVN Application Form, and send the completed form and associated documents to the IVVN Strategic Communication Officer, Francesca Ziolkowska at Francesca.Ziolkowska@ed.ac.uk by 9th September 2018.

Speakers

  • Prof. Sandra Adams, University of Stirling, UK
  • Prof. Stephen Baker, Wellcome Trust Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Dr. Bryan Charleston, Pirbright Institute, UK
  • Dr. Tim Connelley, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Prof. Susanna Dunachie, University of Oxford, UK
  • Dr. Gwenaelle Dauphin, Ceva Animal Health, UK
  • Dr. Helen Fletcher, LSHTM, UK
  • Prof. Sarah Gilbert, Jenner Institute, UK
  • Prof. Adrian Hill, Jenner Institute, UK
  • Dr. Danika Hill, Babraham Institute, UK
  • Dr. Nicola Lewis, International Reference Laboratory for Avian and Swine Influenzas and Newcastle Disease, UK
  • Dr. Nick Lyons, European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease, Italy

Outline Programme

Day 1 – Principles of Vaccinology

  • Introduction to human and veterinary vaccinology
  • Human vaccine requirements in South East Asia
  • Veterinary vaccine requirements in South East Asia
  • Vaccine immunology
  • The vaccine development pathway – an industry perspective

Day 2 – Vaccine Technologies and Developments

  • Technologies in vaccine development
  • Vaccine delivery systems
  • Adjuvants
  • Immunogenicity and correlates of protection
  • Monitoring immune response: i) B-cells
  • Monitoring immune response: i) T-cells
  • Monitoring immune response: i) systems biology/transcriptomics

Day 3 – Major Vaccine Targets

  • Malaria vaccines
  • Enteric bacterial diseases
  • Foot and mouth disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • Meloidosis
  • Bacterial diseases in aquaculture
  • Rabies
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Outbreak/emerging diseases

Day 4 – Vaccine field trials and deployment in developing countries

  • Phase I trials
  • Epidemiology and vaccine trial design
  • Good clinical practice and safety, QC and QA
  • Statistical analysis of vaccine trials
  • Human trials
  • Veterinary trials
  • The role of NGOs
  • Regulation and ethical issues
  • Socio-economics of vaccine use

Day 5 – Influenza as a case study of vaccine design and use

  • Epidemiology of influenza
  • Immunology of influenza
  • Influenza vaccine manufacturing
  • Novel influenza vaccines
  • Influenza vaccine trials
  • Regulation and socio-economics of influenza vaccines (zoonosis and private/public good)

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