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

This article provides a short history of the 'live' vaccine (officially known as the infection-and-immunization method of immunization) protecting Africa's cattle against the lethal cattle disease East Coast fever and names the major funding agencies critical to its development over the last four decades and its deployment in more recent years. Continue reading →

Saving livestock with vaccines, Aug/2014

Announcing Keystone Symposia’s 2015 Conference on “Immunity to Veterinary Pathogens: Informing Vaccine Development” . Submit an abstract and register today for Keystone Symposia’s conference on “Immunity to Veterinary Pathogens: Informing Vaccine Development,” taking place January 20–25, 2015 at Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colorado, USA. Continue reading →

Saving livestock with vaccines, Aug/2014

The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and ILRI are at an advanced stage of initiating a joint laboratory for research on ruminant diseases, building on a CAAS-ILRI joint laboratory on livestock and forage genetic resources in Beijing that was established in 2005. Continue reading →

Saving livestock with vaccines, Jul/2014

Future food security will be achieved by exploiting the power of ‘new biosciences’. The new biosciences include genomics (the study of the structure, function, evolution and mapping of all the heritable traits of an organism), immunology and vaccinology (the science or methodology of vaccine bio-informatics. But without marrying the power of these new biosciences tools … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Jul/2014

Several livestock diseases of great economic significance have no vaccine or have vaccines that are significantly inadequate. They may be too costly or only partially effective. Unfortunately, livestock vaccine research often lacks a critical mass of researchers and is insufficiently funded. Hence few vaccines are readily available to smallholder farmers in developing countries. Continue reading →

Saving livestock with vaccines, Jun/2014

Applications are open for the The next ‘Vaccinology in Africa Master’s Level Course’ will take place 13-17 Oct 2014 at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi, Kenya. The course is aimed exclusively at students, researchers and professionals currently resident in Eastern and Central Africa. Continue reading →

Saving livestock with vaccines, May/2014

Synthetic biology is the design and construction of biological devices and systems for useful purposes (figure from The Official Andreas CV Blog). Four years ago, Time Magazine columnist Nancy Gibbs argued (The risks and rewards of synthetic biology, 28 Jun 2010) the need for early, inclusive and expansive public debate on advances at the frontiers of … Continue reading →

Saving livestock with vaccines, May/2014

South Africa's first 24-hour television news channel, eNCA, has broadcast a 2-minute film that describes how the disease East Coast fever affects cattle in Africa and how research to develop a new-generation vaccine against it may hold promise for research on the human ailments of malaria and cancer. Continue reading →

Saving livestock with vaccines, Apr/2014

Researchers at Washington State University have begun work on a vaccine that could save the lives of millions of cattle around the world. The disease, known as East Coast fever, killed more than 1 million cattle in 11 countries and cost ranchers more than $300 million last year, according to an international research group that includes Washington State University. Continue reading →

Saving livestock with vaccines, Apr/2014

The RVC (through Professor Dirk Werling) is involved in a multi-national program grant entitled “Improved vaccines for the control of East Coast fever in cattle in Africa”. This project was initially jointly led by the late Professor Declan McKeever and Professor Werling and the RVC are proud to continue taking forward this important project despite Professor McKeever’s recent sad death. Continue reading →

Saving livestock with vaccines, Mar/2014

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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

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