Early career researcher poster competition

Sue Dennis, Marie-Christine Bartens and Andressa Fisch

During the IVVN meeting poster session, 44 posters were presented on a range of vaccine-related topics.

The posters were judged by an expert panel consisting of Dr Keith Sumption (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations), Dr Martin Broadstock (Medical Research Council), Dr Bill Golde (Moredun Research Institute), Dr Danny Wright (The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford) and Dr Mustapha Oumouna (University of Médéa).

The judges commented on the excellence of all of the presentations made by the poster presenters, and awarded the following prizes:

1st: Marie-Christine Bartens, Royal Veterinary College, UK (poster 43)

‘Cattle breed TLR2 polymorphisms impact on immune and potential subsequent vaccine response’

2nd: Andressa Fisch, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (poster 24)

‘A multicomponent vaccine composed by recombinant tick secreted proteins protect cattle against R.microplus infestation’

3rd: Sue Dennis, University of Cape Town, South Africa (poster 15)

‘Development of a Plant-Made Recombinant Virus-like Particle (VLP) Vaccine Against African Horse Sickness’

Many congratulations to Marie, Andressa and Sue, and thank you to all the poster presenters for presenting their exciting research.

To view all of the speaker and poster abstracts from the meeting, please download the programme here.