February 2018 Newsletter

22 Feb 2018

The February issue of the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network Newsletter is available here.

This month we have lots of exciting news from the IVVN including a vacancy for an Industrial Liaison Officer, a report from the UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference and the final chance to register for our inaugural meeting on the 26th & 27th March in Nairobi. We are also delighted to have been able to award scholarships for researchers from the UK and LMICs to attend our first meeting - congratulations to all awardees!

News from the wider community include an excellent talk from IVVN board member Dr. George Warimwe on his One Health Rift Valley Fever Vaccine, a new monthly newseltter from the OIE, and Bill Gates announcing a new $40 million investment in GALVmed to boost livestock research.

There are lots of fantastic events coming up in 2018, including a fish immunology workshop, the European Veterinary Vaccinology Workshop 2018, and a matchmaking event for individuals seeking collaborators in the field of controlling infectious diseases in animals and/or humans.

Funding opportunities include the Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants, BBSRC-NRF Newton-Utafiti fund call in enhancing ruminant livestock productivity and BBSRC David Phillips Fellowships. 

If you would like a news story, event, publication or funding opportunity featured in our newsletter, please e-mail IVVN [at] roslin [dot] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk.