Funded laboratory exchange awards from International Veterinary Vaccinology Network

Projects funded in round one

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1 Genomic analysis of antigenic diversity in Brazilian Trypanosoma vivax strains

Dr. André Guilherme Costa-Martins (University of São Paulo, Brazil) and Dr. Andrew Jackson (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)

2 Isolation and molecular characterisation of mycobacterium strains responsible for endemic bovine tuberculosis in Medea, Algeria

Dr. Mammar Khames (University of Medea, Algeria) and Dr. Sharon Kendall (Royal Veterinary College, United Kingdom)

3 Understanding the role of humoral immunity in vaccine development for Streptococcus agalactiae infection in tilapia  

Dr. Mugimba Kahoza Kizito (Makerere University, Uganda) and Dr. Kim Thompson (Moredun Research Institute, United Kingdom)

4 Advancing the analysis of bovine class II MHC restricted T cell responses to vaccination          

Dr. Isaac Kombe Silwamba (University of Zambia, Zambia) and Dr. Bill Golde (Moredun Research Institute, United Kingdom)

Projects funded in round two

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1 Evaluation of antigenic and genomic methods to assess foot-and-mouth disease virus vaccine selection and performance in Nigeria

Dr. David Ehizibolo (National Veterinary Research Institute, Nigeria), Dr. Anna Ludi (The Pirbright Institute, UK) and Dr. Donald King (The Pirbright Institute, United Kingdom)

2 Preparation of viral vaccines for Iranian aquaculture

Dr. Nastaran Shahbazian (Iran Veterinary Organisation and Razi University, Iran) and Dr. Kim Thompson (Moredun Research Institute, United Kingdom)

3 In vitro correlates of protective immunity in fish

Dr. Preetham Elumalai (Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, India) and Professor Samuel Martin (University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom)

Projects funded in round three

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1 Using cell sorting and transcriptomics to monitor immune responses in livestock

Dr. Tshifhiwa Nefefe (Agricultural Research Council, South Africa) and Professor John Hammond (The Pirbright Institute, United Kingdom)

2 Laboratory exchange to facilitate testing for nairovirus reactivity in Serbian livestock

Dr. Tamara Saksida (University of Belgrade, Serbia) and Professor Teresa Lambe (The Jenner Institute, United Kingdom)

3 Population genomics of Strongyloides papillosus – a parasite of bovids in Pakistan

Dr. Kiran Afshan (Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan) and Professor Mark Viney (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)

4 Evaluating the role of immunoglobulin IgT in vaccinated tilapia

Dr. Wanna Sirimanapong (Mahidol University, Thailand) and Dr. Janina Costa (Moredun Research Institute, United Kingdom)

Projects funded in round 4

1 Vaccine development for circulating Flavobacterium columnare in Clarias gariepinus

Dr. Alarape Selim Adewale (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) and Dr Kim Thompson (Moredun Research Institute, UK)

2 Development and pre-field trial of equine influenza virus vaccine derived from circulating strain in Nigeria using reverse genetics

Dr. Clement Meseko (National Veterinary Research Institute, Nigeria) and Professor Janet Daly (University of Nottingham, UK)

3 Development of a Brachyspira pilosicoli recombinant B-cell chimera vaccine

Supram Hosuru Subramanya (Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal) and Dr. Myron Christodoulides (University of Southampton, UK)

4 Training in fluorescence immunohistology for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of porcine germinal centres

Dr. Selma Schmidt (The Pirbright Institute, UK) and Professor Mick Bailey (University of Bristol, UK)

5 Identification of vaccine and diagnostic targets in ruminant Mycoplasma pathogens using in silico and proteomic approaches

Dr. Isaac Olorunshola (University of Ilorin, Nigeria) and Dr. Tom McNeilly (Moredun Research Institute, UK)

6 Process development for recombinant porcine interferon as an effective treatment for African swine fever in Southeast Asia

Dr. Benjamas Chutiwitoonchai (National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand) and Professor Colin Robinson (University of Kent, UK)

7 Adjuvant associated changes in foot-and-mouth disease virus antigen presentation

Dr. Daniel Santos Mansur (Universidade Federal de Santa, Brazil) and Dr. Renata Cristina Fleith (The Pirbright Institute, UK)

8 Evaluation of protection elicited by foot-and-mouth disease quadrivalent vaccine: a field vaccination study in Uganda

Dr. Susan Diana Kerfua (National Agricultural Research Organisation, Uganda) and Dr. Donald King (The Pirbright Institute, UK)

9 Assessment of antibody-based mucosal immunity in tilapia vaccinated with a nanovaccine against Aeromonas hydrophila

Dr. Sreeja Lakshmi (King Nandhivarman College of Arts and Science, India) and Dr. Kim Thompson (Moredun Research Institute, UK)

10 IgG effector functions in a bovine model of onchocerciasis

Dr. Glory Mbah (The University of Bamenda, Cameroon) and Professor Simon Graham (The Pirbright Institute, UK)

11 Assessing the impact of trypanosome infection on the immune memory recall to foot-and-mouth disease vaccine

Dr. Obishakin Emmanuel National Veterinary Research Institute, Nigeria) and Professor Liam Morrison (The Roslin Institute, UK)

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