In her current position Hanneke is working towards the development of a sub-unit vaccine against African swine fever virus. The aim is to identify which antigens (recognized by either T cells or antibodies) are needed for a protective sub-unit vaccine and to identify immune correlates of protection. This information can be used to develop a safe and effective ASFV vaccine.
Hanneke is interested in all aspects of veterinary immunology and vaccinology and worked on a range of projects at the Roslin Institute, the Pirbright Institute and the Centre of Livestock Genetics and health before joining becoming a full ILRI employee. She has experience with different aspects of veterinary research and worked on projects related to immunology against Theileria sp., antigenic diversity of Theileria parva, transmission dynamics of and immune responses against Swine Influenza A. While at the CTLGH she was involved with the health program, which aims to link animal health with genetics, her contribution was mainly focused on tick-borne diseases and nematodes