Vaccines for Ruminants

26 April 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 third IVVN virtual symposium was hosted on Monday 26 April and covered Vaccines for Ruminants.

Thank you to our chairs, IVVN co-director Professor Bryan Charleston (The Pirbright Institute, UK) and Professor Yanmin Li (The Southwest Minzu University , China), for introducing the talks and moderating the question-and-answer sessions. Thanks also to all our speakers and poster presenters for their fantastic presentations, and to our sponsors for their support. And, of course, thank you to everyone who attended and contributed questions during the symposium.

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


The recording has been edited to minimise the impact of some technical difficulties and connection issues. Please note that, because of these technical problems, the talk by Professor Wanzhong Jia is unfortunately unavailable as part of this recording.


Chairs: Professor Bryan Charleston (The Pirbright Institute, UK) and Professor Yanmin Li (The Southwest Minzu University, China)

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09.00-09.05 Welcome and introduction
Dr Timothy Connelley, IVVN Director
09.05-09.35 High expression of an echinococcosis vaccine antigen EG95 in yeasts and its application
Professor Wanzhong Jia (Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, China)
09.35-10.05 FMD vaccination in South-East Asia
Dr Yu Qiu (OIE South-East Asia and China Foot-and-Mouth Disease Campaign, Thailand)
10.05-10.35 BCG and bovine tuberculosis: why perfect is the enemy of the simply good
Professor Vivek Kapur (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
10.35-11.05 Break and poster session
11.05-11.25 Development and evaluation of a multiepitopic protein as vaccine candidate against bovine babesiosis caused by Babesia bigemina
Professor Juan Mosqueda (Natural Sciences College Autonomous University of Querétaro Mexico)
11.25-11.45 Q-fever: the use of a pregnant ewe challenge model to assess the efficacy of phase I and phase II Coxiella burnetii bacterin vaccines in sheep
Dr Tom McNeilly (Moredun Research Institute, UK)
11.45-12.05 IVVN pump-priming grant: Isolation and purification of Nairobi sheep disease virus for development of a thermostable vaccine
Dr Caroline Wasonga (University of Nairobi, Kenya)
12.05-12.25 IVVN pump-priming grant: Construction of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus-specific phage-display libraries and epitope identification for improved FMD vaccines generation
Dr Pamela Opperman (ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Research, South Africa)
12.25-12.30 Close