vaccines

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on vaccines. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to vaccines. See ILRI research on other subjects

It is well established that a primary component of East Coast Fever is parasite-driven proliferation of the cow’s lymphocytes. Unknown until now was the important role of the cow’s macrophages in driving an inflammatory response resulting in injury to blood vessels in the lung and respiratory failure. Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, May/2016
Vish Nene reflects on the 2016 ECF consortium meeting north of London - the discussions, the people, the next steps. Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, May/2016
Tremendous progress has been made over the last ten years on East Coast fever (ECF) research. Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, May/2016
Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) causes an economically important disease of sheep and goats, primarily in developing countries. It is becoming the object of intensive international control efforts. Current vaccines do not allow vaccinated and infected animals to be distinguished (no DIVA capability). Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, May/2016
The Infection and Treatment Method (ITM) of vaccination against the apicomplexan parasite Theileria parva has been used since the early 1970s and is still the only commercially available vaccine to combat the fatal bovine disease, East Coast fever (ECF). The disease is tick-transmitted and results in annual economic losses of at least $300 million per year. Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, May/2016
We used a reverse vaccinology approach to identify 66 Mmm potential vaccine candidates. The selection and grouping of the antigens was based on the presence of specific antibodies in sera from CBPP-positive animals. The antigens were used to immunize male Boran cattle (Bos indicus) followed by a challenge with the Mmm strain Afadé. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Apr/2016
With colleagues from the Jenner and Pirbright institutes in the UK, Nairobi's Strathmore University and institutions in Saudi Arabia and Spain, scientists and technicians in a vaccine biosciences program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya, have recently published a paper in Nature announcing a breakthrough in development of a 'One Health' vaccine that could protect both people and livestock from Rift Valley fever. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Feb/2016
A sub-group of the members of the ECF Consortium held a two-day meeting in Oxford to discuss one of the Consortium objectives, “To induce T-cell mediated immunity by targeting the schizont stage of the parasite.” Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, Dec/2015
To be held 22-26 May 2016 in Cape Town, an important component of this Keystone Symposia meeting will be to stimulate crosstalk between the human and veterinary vaccine communities by highlighting cross-cutting technical advances and new science and knowledge from laboratory and field research. Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, Nov/2015
Scientists at ILRI carried out a socioeconomic study, to answer several questions on the delivery of the CBPP vaccine in North Eastern Kenya. A recently published paper, based on the study findings, reports that gendered division of cattle associated roles and responsibilities has produced different and complementary types of knowledge on CBPP by women and men. Continue reading →
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Sep/2015

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Elise Schieck
PostDoc
Joerg Jores
Scientist, Molecular Biologist
Maureen Lorna Atieno Otieno
Research technician
Naftaly Githaka, PhD
Tick Unit Support Officer
Nicholas Svitek
Scientist (Immunologist-Virologist)
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow

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People working on vaccines

Elise Schieck
PostDoc
Joerg Jores
Scientist, Molecular Biologist
Maureen Lorna Atieno Otieno
Research technician
Naftaly Githaka, PhD
Tick Unit Support Officer
Nicholas Svitek
Scientist (Immunologist-Virologist)
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow