Developing a vaccine for Melioidosis:Probing the protective immune response

Developing a vaccine for Melioidosis: Probing the protective immune response

VALIDATE Summer Seminar by UCD - Zoom

Prof Siobhán McClean and Dr Julen Tomás Cortázar discussed their progress towards a vaccine for Burkholderia pseudomallei, the bacteria that causes Melioidosis. This event took place on Zoom.

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Prof Siobhán McClean is an Associate Professor at School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, UCD.  Prof McClean has a research interest in host pathogens associated with respiratory pathogens that cause opportunistic infections and in identifying vaccine antigens that are protective against Burkholderia pseudomallei.

Dr Julen Tomás Cortázar is a postdoctoral researcher at UCD. He is leading part of a project funded by Wellcome Trust agency to develop a vaccine against Melioidosis caused by the Gram-negative bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei.