Elise Schieck


International Livestock Research Institute

Elise Schieck is a scientist in the Animal and Human Health program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI, Kenya), where she focuses on vaccine improvements for contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) and contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP). She has been involved in using synthetic genomic tools to delineate the role of the mycoplasma polysaccharide capsule, a potential vaccine candidate for Mycoplasma mycoides, and is working on challenge models and in vivo vaccine efficacy studies for both CCPP and CBPP. Elise has a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Heidelberg and before joining ILRI studied antigenic variation in malaria.

Research interests

Livestock vaccines Mycoplasma

Projects you're working on

Identification of virulence factors as novel vaccine targets for CBPP, by whole genome saturated mutagenesis

Challenge model development Challenge study design Clinical trials – efficacy Ethics Molecular biology
Host species
Cattle Small ruminants
Stage of vaccine development
Antigen discovery and immunogen design Clinical trials Correlates of protection – immunomonitoring Pre-clinical trials