First round of pump-priming funding awarded

11 Jan 2018

In October 2017, the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network had their first call for pump-priming projects that would address a key bottleneck preventing the development of vaccines for livestock diseases.

After external and internal review, we are delighted to announce that the first round of pump-priming grants have been awarded, and the funded projects are:

  • Development of immunological tools for monitoring the immune response of Nile tilapia Professor Kim Thompson (Moredun Research Institute), Professor Sachdev S. Sidhu (University of Toronto), Professor Alexandra Adams (University of Stirling), Dr. Alasdair Nisbet (Moredun Research Institute), Dr. Hoang Nguyen (Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City), Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Phuoc (Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Vietnam) & Professor Ruth Zadoks (University of Glasgow)
  • Low-cost thermostabilisation of a Rift Valley Fever vaccine for veterinary use Dr. George Warimwe (KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme), Dr. Alexander D. Douglas (Jenner Institute) & Dr. Michael J. Francis (Biovacc Consulting Ltd)
  • A single dose vectored Taenia solium vaccine Professor Adrian Hill (Jenner Institute), Professor Marshall Lightowlers (University of Melbourne) & Dr. Bryan Charleston (The Pirbright Institute)

Congratulations to all awardees - we are looking forward to the results of these exciting projects! For more information on each of the projects, please click here.

Our next call for pump-priming grants will be announced at our first scientific meeting at the end of March 2018.

If you would like to be notified of the details of this call, please sign up to be a member of the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network here.