Vaccines for Swine

16 December 2020, 09:00 to 12:30 GMT
IVVN Symposium: Vaccines for Swine

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 have decided to host the conference as a series of online symposiums and the first of these symposiums on Vaccines for Swine will take place on Wednesday 16 December 2020. The symposium will be chaired by Professor Simon Graham (The Pirbright Institute, UK) & Dr Filip Claes (Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), Thailand) 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 after each presentation. Furthermore, there will be an opportunity for attendees to present a poster/flash talk and network during an interactive poster session.

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


All times shown are for Greenwich Mean Time. Other timezones. Please note the programme is subject to change.

Chairs: Professor Simon Graham (The Pirbright Institute, United Kingdom) and Dr Filip Claes (Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases, Thailand)
09.00-09.05 Welcome and introduction
Dr Timothy Connelley, IVVN Director
09.05-09.35 Architecture of African swine fever virus and implications for viral assembly
Professor Xiangxi Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
09.35-10.05 Towards an ASFV subunit vaccine: identification and characterisation of protective antigens
Dr Christopher Netherton (The Pirbright Institute, United Kingdom)
10.05-10.35 Building capacity for sustainable vaccine production in Thailand: porcine circovirus 2 vaccine as a model
Dr Peera Jaru-Ampornpan (National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand)
10.35-11.00 Break
11.00-11.15 Developing a ‘One Health’ Nipah virus vaccine to protect animal and public health
Dr Rebecca McLean (The Pirbright Institute, United Kingdom) 
11.15-11.30 IVVN pump-priming grant:  New antigen identification in the African swine fever virus genome thorough a plasmid DNA library
Dr Anna Lacasta (International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya)
11.30-11.50 IVVN pump-priming grant: A single dose vectored Taenia solium vaccine 
Professor Marshall Lightowlers (University of Melbourne, Australia) & Professor Bryan Charleston (The Pirbright Institute, UK)
11.50-12.30 Poster & Networking Session

Poster session

We invite abstracts for poster/flash talk presentations during an interactive session. Participants can either present a poster, or a series of slides (three maximum), and will have 5 minutes to present their work.  

Abstracts must focus on vaccines for swine and be a maximum of 300 words. Please complete the abstract submission form and send abstracts to the IVVN team at IVVN [at] roslin [dot] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk before 23 November 2020.

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 (subject: Symposium) .