The first round of VALIDATE pump-priming funding has been awarded, and we're delighted to annouce the projects funded are:
- Natural variation of the bovine lymph node microenvironment and its possible effect on BCG immunogenicity - led by Dr Lucia Biffar at University of Oxford
- Enhancing BCG efficacy: the Social Technology Lab Initiative - led by Assist Prof Delia Boccia at LSHTM
- Establishment of a functional assay panel to evaluate the role of antibodies in defence against melioidosis and tuberculosis - led by Dr Panjaporn Chaichana at MORU
- Overcoming innate immune tolerance in the respiratory tract for optimal vaccine design - led by Dr Alastair Copland at SGUL
- The effect of BCG vaccination in immune responses against visceral leishmaniasis in a natural (canine) model of infection - led by Dr Javier Salguero at University of Surrey
- How do functional and metabolic characteristics of trained monocytes affect their anti-bacterial activity? - led by Dr Steven Smith at LSHTM
These are very exciting projects, so we look forward to their outcomes - and congratulations to the awardees!
You can read more about the projects, and other VALIDATE funded work here.
Published: 4 December 2017