Vaccines for Poultry

25 February 2021, 09:00 to 12:30 GMT

The IVVN’s third annual conference, originally scheduled for March 2020 in Hanoi, Vietnam, was unfortunately cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We have decided to host the conference as a series of online symposiums and the second of these symposiums on Vaccines for Poultry will take place on Thursday 25 February 2021 and will be co-hosted by the GCRF One Health Poultry Hub. The symposium will be chaired by Professor Fiona Tomley (Royal Veterinary College, UK) and Professor Hualan Chen (Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, China), and will consist of presentations from invited speakers, abstract submissions, and IVVN pump-priming grant awardees. The symposium will be interactive and attendees will be able to participate in a live Q&A session after each presentation.

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

Programme Registration


All times shown are for Greenwich Mean Time. Timings may change. Other timezones.

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)
12.20 Close


The Symposium is free of charge; however, attendees must be IVVN members. Please sign up for free IVVN membership here. Once registration is complete, joining instructions will be sent via email a few days prior to the symposium.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about the symposium, please contact the IVVN team at IVVN [at] roslin [dot] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk.