Vaccines for Aquaculture

6 July 2021

The IVVN’s third annual conference, originally scheduled for March 2020 in Hanoi, Vietnam, was unfortunately cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, we decided to host the conference programme as a series of online symposia.

The fourth IVVN virtual symposium will be hosted on Tuesday 6 July, and will cover Vaccines for Aquaculture.

The session will be chaired by Professor Alexandra Adams (Aquatic Diagnostics Ltd, United Kingdom) and Dr Thảo Ngô (Biotechnology Center of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), and will feature talks from invited speakers and speakers selected from abstracts submitted for our Hanoi conference. There will also be an opportunity to present a poster at the symposium.

Logos of the IVVN and the Roslin Instititute The Pirbright Institute, CIRAD and NIVRMRC, BBSRC and GCRF


The full programme for the symposium will be available here shortly. Confirmed talks at the symposium include:

  • Advances in technologies for fish vaccine development - Dr Nguyen Duc Hoang (Vietnam National University, Vietnam).
  • How adjuvants work - progress and challenges for use in fish - Dr Carolina Tafalla (Animal Health Research Centre (CISA-INIA), Spain).
  • Pseudomonas plecoglossicida T6SS-1: a key virulence factor required for the pathogenesis in fish and a target for live attenuated vaccine development - Dr Zhen Tao (Ocean University, China).
  • Prospects for a sealice vaccine - Dr Sean Monaghan (University of Stirling, UK).
  • IVVN pump-priming grant: Efficacy testing of novel immersion and oral vaccines for Aeromonas hydrophila in Tilapia and Vietnamese catfish - Dr Thảo Ngô (Biotechnology Center of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

  • IVVN pump-priming grant: Development of immunological tools for monitoring the immune response of Nile tilapia - Dr Kim Thompson (Moredun Research Institute, UK)

Poster session

The symposium will include a poster session. If you would like to present a poster on research related to aquaculture vaccine development, send in a completed abstract submission form by Thursday 17 June 2021.