Vaccines for Swine

16 December 2020
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 decided to host the conference programme as a series of online symposia. The first of these symposia took place on  Wednesday 16 December 2020 and covered Vaccines for Swine. The session was chaired by Professor Simon Graham (The Pirbright Institute, UK) and Dr Filip Claes (Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), Thailand) and comprised six 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.

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.

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
11.00-11.20 Developing a ‘One Health’ Nipah virus vaccine to protect animal and public health
Dr Rebecca McLean (The Pirbright Institute, United Kingdom) 
11.20-11.35 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)
11.35-11.55 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)
12.00-12.30 Poster & Networking Session
12.30-12.35 Close