Vaccines for Poultry

25 February 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 second of these symposiums took place on Thursday 25 February 2021, and covered Vaccines for Poultry. Co-hosted by the GCRF One Health Poultry Hub, the symposium was chaired by Professor Fiona Tomley (Royal Veterinary College, UK) and Professor Hualan Chen (Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, China), and comprised seven presentations – some invited, others selected from abstracts submitted to our postponed Hanoi conference, and two IVVN pump-priming grant awardees – as well as a poster and networking session.

In association with

Logo of the GCRF One Health Poultry Hub

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



Chairs: Professor Fiona Tomley (Royal Veterinary College, UK) and Professor Hualan Chen (Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, China)
09.00-09.05 Welcome and introduction
Dr Timothy Connelley, IVVN Director
09.05-09.35 New approaches for the development of recombinant glycoconjugate vaccines for poultry, pigs and ruminants
Professor Brendan Wren (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK)
09.35-10.05 Successful control of H7N9 influenza in China
Professor Hualan Chen (Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, China)
10.05-10.20 Selectively Targeting Hemagglutinin Antigen to Chicken Antigen Presenting Cell Receptor Induces Faster and Stronger Immunity against Avian Influenza
Professor Munir Iqbal (The Pirbright Institute UK)
10.20-11.00 Break and poster session
11.00-11.20 Aerosol Delivery of oligodeoxynucleotides containing CpG motifs (CpG-ODN) at hatch against bacterial septicemia in neonatal broiler chickens under field conditions
Professor Susantha Gomis (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
11.20-11.40 Identification of avian influenza viruses subtype H9N2 isolated in 2019 from the backyard and commercial farms in Indonesia
Melina Jonas (Medion, Indonesia)
11.40-12.00 IVVN pump-priming grant: Towards edible vaccines for chickens
Dr Kate Sutton (The Roslin Institute, UK)
12.00-12.20 IVVN pump-priming grant: Immunogenicity study of matrix 2 ectodomain proteins displayed on nodavirus-like particles as a universal avian influenza virus vaccine for chickens
Dr Mariatulqabtiah Abdul Razak (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
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