Vaccinology (tools and technologies)

Vaccinology (tools and technologies)

Vaccinology is a field of microbiology and immunology that covers vaccine development as well as the use of vaccines and their effects on animal health and public health. Developing vaccines has been central to the control of infectious diseases of animals and new vaccines have the potential to reduce antibiotic use, prevent losses in livestock production and protect people from zoonotic infections.

The International Veterinary Vaccinology Network is a multidisciplinary vaccinology research and development community that addresses the challenges impeding vaccine discovery, evaluation and delivery and that help the control of priority livestock and zoonotic diseases in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs). It aims to establish a network of international researchers that can collaborate in addressing the challenges of vaccine development for major livestock and zoonotic diseases affecting agriculture in LMICs. This includes all species of agricultural importance in LMICs including (but not limited to) poultry, aquaculture, ruminants and swine with an emphasis on molecular and cellular biology work relevant to vaccine development. The network aims to bring together partners from academia, industry and other sectors.

The Candidate Vaccine Development Roadmap (click on the icon to the right) outlines the key steps in developing candidate vaccines.

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