Vaccines for Ruminants

26 April 2021, 09:00 to 12:30 BST

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 will be hosted on Monday 26 April and the theme of the symposium will be "Vaccines for Ruminants".

The symposium will be chaired by IVVN Co-director Professor Bryan Charleston (The Pirbright Institute, UK) and Professor Yanmin Lee (The Southwest Minzu University , China) and will consist of presentations from invited speakers, abstracts submitted to our postponed Hanoi conference, and IVVN pump-priming grant awardees. Attendees will be able to participate in a live Q&A session with each presenter after their presentation. Furthermore, there will be an opportunity for attendees to present a poster and network during an interactive poster session.

The symposium is free of charge; however, attendees must be IVVN members. Please register for free IVVN membership here.

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


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

Times listed are for British Summer Time. A timezone conversion tool is available here.

09.00-09.05 Welcome and introduction
Dr Timothy Connelley, IVVN Director
09.05-09.35 Bovine Tuberculosis
Dr Vivek Kapur (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
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 High expression of an echinococcosis vaccine antigen EG95 in yeasts and its application
Professor Wanzhong Jia (Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, China)
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
Professor 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

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.