Newly funded network for livestock vaccines

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Researchers from The Roslin Institute and Pirbright Institute lead a newly funded network to develop livestock vaccines.

The International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) has been awarded £2.1M by the Medical Research Council and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to facilitate the formation of new partnerships that will contribute to the development of vaccines against livestock diseases that have major impacts on the health and productivity of animals in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs).

The IVVN will facilitate collaborations between scientists, industrial partners and others from both the UK and LMICs across the broad range of disciplines that can contribute to vaccine development by funding scientific meetings, workshops, laboratory exchanges and supporting ‘pump-priming’ projects.

Around 20 industrial and academic partners are already part of the Network. New members who have a scientific contribution to make or an interest in the aims of the Network are always welcome.

For further details please contact Dr Tim Connelley: timothy.connelley@roslin.ed.ac.uk