Funded Laboratory Exchange Awards

Projects funded in round one

1) Investigation of novel AB5 toxin from the fish pathogen Yersenia ruckeri, a potential mucosal vaccine adjuvant

Dr. Travis Beddoe (La Trobe University, Australia) and Prof Chris Secombes (University of Aberdeen, UK)

2) Genomic analysis of antigenic diversity in Brazilian Trypanosoma vivax strains

Dr. Guilherme da Costa Martins (University of São Paulo, Brazil) and Dr. Andrew Jackson (University of Liverpool, UK)

3) Isolation and molecular characterisation of mycobacterium strains responsible for endemic bovine tuberculosis in Medea, Algeria

Dr. Mammar Khames (University of Medea, Algeria) and Dr. Sharon Kendall (Royal Veterinary College, UK)

4) Understanding the role of humoral immunity in vaccine development for Streptococcus agalactiae infection in tilapia  

Dr. Mugimba Kahoza Kizito (Makerere University, Uganda) and Dr. Kim Thompson (Moredun Research Institute, UK)

5) Advancing the analysis of bovine class II MHC restricted T cell responses to vaccination          

Dr. Isaac Kombe Silwamba (University of Zambia, Zambia) and Dr. Bill Golde (Moredun Research Institute, UK

Projects funded in round two

1) In vitro correlates of protective immunity in fish

Dr. Preetham Elumalai (Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, India) and Prof Samuel Martin (University of Aberdeen, UK)

2) Evaluation of antigenic and genomic methods to assess foot-and-mouth disease virus vaccine selection and performance in Nigeria

Dr. David Ehizibolo (National Veterinary Research Institute, Nigeria), Dr. Anna Ludi (The Pirbright Institute, UK) and Dr. Donald King (The Pirbright Institute, UK)

3) Preparation of viral vaccines for Iranian aquaculture

Dr. Nastaran Shahbazian (Iran Veterinary Organisation and Razi University, Iran) and Dr. Kim Thompson (Moredun Research Institute, UK)