Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) Networks Vaccinology Workshop
Monday 3 to Friday 7 December 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
The GCRF Vaccine Networks (IVVN, BactiVac, IMPRINT, HIC-Vac and VALIDATE) co-hosted a veterinary and human vaccinology workshop in association with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO), through the European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease (EuFMD), from Monday 3rd through Friday 7th December 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop was aimed at post-graduate students and early career researchers resident in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries and in the UK and addressed aspects of human and animal vaccinology, the vaccine development process, biomanufacturing, regulatory and ethical issues. The workshop had an exceptional faculty of academic and industrial speakers, and resonated with the ‘One Health’ agenda by highlighting human and veterinary links and synergies between the two fields from scientific, technological and regulatory perspectives.
42 Early Career Researchers attended the workshop, nine of whom were VALIDATE members and five of whom were funded by VALIDATE to attend the workshop (via competitive application to the Network Management Board (NMB), with priority given to members from the UK and ASEAN). Four of the workshop presentations were given by VALIDATE members. Feedback about the workshop from the delegates was excellent.
Course delegates list
All the course presentations can be found here
Travel scholarship recipients
The following members were succesful in their application for the VALIDATE Travel Scholarship to attend the Workshop:
Professor Gobena Ameni (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
Dr Raph Hamers (Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit, University of Oxford)
Van Le (Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam)
Farah Isse Mumin (Red Sea University, Somalia)
Dr Erni Nelwan (Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta)
Francis Nkemengo Nongley (University of Buea, Cameroon) - application subsequently withdrawn
Dr Laura Sibley (PHE, UK) - application subsequently withdrawn