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.