Welcome to the May 2021 edition of the IVVN Newsletter!

Register now IVVN virtual symposium on vaccines for aquaculture

The fourth and final symposium in our series of online symposia will be taking place on Tuesday 6 July 2021, this time covering Vaccines for Aquaculture. The symposium will be chaired by Professor Alexandra Adams (Aquatic Diagnostics Ltd, United Kingdom) and Dr Thảo Ngô (Biotechnology Center of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), and will consist of presentations from invited speakers and IVVN pump-priming grant awardees, along with a poster session. To present a poster, please submit an abstract by Thursday 17 June 2021Registration and abstract submission here.

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Symposium details

When: Tuesday 6 July 2021, 9am-12.30pm BST
Where: Online
Abstract submission deadline: Thursday 17 June 2021
Registration: Free for all IVVN members

Watch The recording of our virtual symposium on vaccines for ruminants is now available

Last month, we held our third virtual symposium, which covered Vaccines for Ruminants. If you missed the symposium, all the talks are available to watch here.

1,500 IVVN members

We were delighted to welcome our 1,500th member to the IVVN last month. It has been a pleasure to see the network growing since we first launched the Network nearly four years ago.

We would also like to take this opportunity to ask all members to ensure your member profiles are complete and up to date. A complete profile should contain:

  • Your name, job title and current organisation.
  • A profile picture (if you prefer not to have a photo of yourself, you can use a photo of something you work on).
  • A brief biography to give other members an overview of who you are and what your role is in veterinary vaccinology.
  • A short description of your research interests, along with the expertise categories available to select (eg pathogens, host species, discipline).

You can update your profile by logging into the IVVN website here (you can request a new password if you have forgotten the one you used originally). If you have any trouble updating your profile, please let us know.


Pirbright scientists will progress pig and cattle health through two projects worth €3.5m

The Pirbright Institute, 4 May 2021
Two projects coordinated by IVVN members Dr Christopher Netherton and Professor Simon Graham will aim to tackle bovine respiratory syncytial virus in cattle, and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and African swine fever viruses in pigs. Read more

Professor Adrian Hill elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Royal Society, 6 May 2021
Cogratulations to IVVN Network Management Board member Professor Adrian Hill, who was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society this month for his world-leading work on the design and development of new vaccines for globally important infectious diseases. Professor Hill founded and directs the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford.


The Bloomsbury SET conference
Connecting capability in knowledge exchange

25−27 May 2021

This conference will reflect on knowledge exchange and lessons learned from three years of The Bloomsbury SET Knowledge Exchange programme.

GRCF One Health Poultry Hub Roadmap Series
Food systems: the shifting role of poultry in agriculture and diets

9−10am BST, 26 May 2021

How has poultry historically fed into different food systems and what lessons does this offer for the 21st century? Join the GCRF One Health Poultry Hub for the next discussion in their Roadmap Series.

TB and the use of BCG in animals: does it matter to people?

9 June 2021

In this talk, Professor Michele Miller and Professor Glyn Hewinson will discuss effective TB vaccination programmes for animals, and the challenges that we still face in making such programmes a reality.

European Veterinary Immunology Workshop
Registration now open for 7th European Veterinary Immunology Workshop

29−31 August 2021

Registration and abstract submission are now open for the 7th European Veterinary Immunology Workshop, which will be hosted virtually in August.

International Alliance for Biological Standardization
Autogenous vaccines: quality of production and movement in a common market

14−16 September 2021

This meeting will take place Munich in a hybrid format.

Funding opportunities

UK Research and Innovation
BBSRC strategic longer and larger grants: frontier bioscience 2021-2022

Closing date: 31 August 2021

Apply for funding for frontier bioscience research that addresses significant fundamental questions in bioscience.

Job vacancies

International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya
Research Officer - African swine fever virus

Closing date: 31 May 2021

Providing veterinary support to a clinical trial to evaluate immune responses associated with challenge of pigs with an inactivated African swine fever virus

University of Cambridge, UK
Research Assistant/Associate on the equine influenza surveillance programme (fixed term)

Closing date: 31 May 2021

A postdoctoral position to start as soon as possible to work on the equine influenza surveillance programme recently relocated to Cambridge from the Animal Health Trust

Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK
Research Fellow in statistical phylodynamic modelling of virus transmission and evolution

Closing date: 3 June 2021

Aart of the international collaborative project “Combined influence of imperfect vaccines, host genetics, and non-genetic drivers on virus transmission and virulence evolution”

Click here to view all job opportunities


Acevedo-Villanueva K, Renu S, Gourapura R and Selvaraj R (2021) Efficacy of a nanoparticle vaccine administered in-ovo against Salmonella in broilers. PLoS One 16:e0247938. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0247938.

Aliyu HB, Hair-Bejo M, Omar AR and Ideris A (2021) Genetic diversity of recent infectious bursal disease viruses isolated from vaccinated poultry flocks in Malaysia. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 8:643976. doi:10.3389/fvets.2021.643976.

Aly SM, Eissa AE, ElBanna NI and Albutti A (2021) Efficiency of monovalent and polyvalent Vibrio alginolyticus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus vaccines on the immune response and protection in gilthead sea bream, Sparus aurata (L.) against vibriosis. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 111:145-151. doi:10.1016/j.fsi.2020.10.011.

Balamurugan V, Vinod Kumar K, Dheeraj R, Kurli R, Suresh KP, Govindaraj G, Shome BR and Roy P (2021) Temporal and spatial epidemiological analysis of peste des petits ruminants outbreaks from the past 25 years in sheep and goats and its control in India. Viruses 13. doi:10.3390/v13030480.

Bazid AI, El-Alfy HA, El-Didamony G, Elfeil WK, El-Sayed MM and Fawzy M (2021) Adjuvant effect of saponin in an oil-based monovalent (serotype O) foot-and-mouth disease virus vaccine on the antibody response in guinea pigs and cattle. Archives of Virology. doi:10.1007/s00705-021-05043-9.

Bell RL, Turkington HL and Cosby SL (2021) Review The bacterial and viral agents of BRDC: immune evasion and vaccine developments. Vaccines 9. doi:10.3390/vaccines9040337.

Bhuiyan MSA, Amin Z, Bakar AMSA, Saallah S, Yusuf NHM, Shaarani SM and Siddiquee S (2021) Factor influences for diagnosis and vaccination of avian infectious bronchitis virus (Gammacoronavirus) in chickens. Veterinary Sciences 8:47. doi:10.3390/vetsci8030047.

Bidart J, Mignaqui A, Kornuta C, Lupi G, Gammella M, Soria I, Galarza R, Ferella A, Cardillo S, Langellotti C, Quattrocchi V, Durocher Y, Wigdorovitz A, Marcipar I and Zamorano P (2021) FMD empty capsids combined with the immunostant particle adjuvant ISPA or ISA206 induce protective immunity against foot and mouth disease virus. Virus Research 297:198339. doi:10.1016/j.virusres.2021.198339.

Blake DP, Marugan-Hernandez V and Tomley FM (2021) Editorial Spotlight on avian pathology: Eimeria and the disease coccidiosis. Avian Pathology. doi:10.1080/03079457.2021.1912288.

Busch F, Haumont C, Penrith ML, Laddomada A, Dietze K, Globig A, Guberti V, Zani L and Depner K (2021) Review Evidence-based African swine fever policies: do we address virus and host adequately?. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 8:637487. doi:10.3389/fvets.2021.637487.

Cao Y, Li K, Xing X, Bao H, Huang N, Zhu G, Bai X, Sun P, Fu Y, Li P, Zhang J, Ma X, Li D, Liu Z and Lu Z (2021) Selection of vaccine candidate for foot-and-mouth disease virus serotype O using a blocking enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Vaccines 9. doi:10.3390/vaccines9040387.

Choe S, Kim KS, Shin J, Song S, Park GN, Cha RM, Choi SH, Jung BI, Lee KW, Hyun BH, Park BK and An DJ (2021) Comparative analysis of the productivity and iImmunogenicity of an attenuated classical swine fever vaccine (LOM) and an attenuated live marker classical swine fever vaccine (Flc-LOM-BErns) from laboratory to pig farm. Vaccines 9. doi:10.3390/vaccines9040381.

De Brun L, Leites M, Furtado A, Campos F, Roehe P and Puentes R (2021) Field evaluation of commercial vaccines against infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) virus using different immunization protocols. Vaccines 9. doi:10.3390/vaccines9040408.

Dhand NK, Singh J, Josan HS, Singh BB, Jaswal N, Tiwari HK, Kostoulas P, Khatkar MS, Aulakh RS, Kaur M and Gill JPS (2021) The feasibility and acceptability of various bovine brucellosis control strategies in India. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 189:105291. doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2021.105291.

Ding P, Zhang G, Chen Y, Liu H, Liu Y, Jia R, Wang Y, Li G and Wang A (2021) Reasonable permutation of M2e enhances the effect of universal influenza nanovaccine. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 173:244-250. doi:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2021.01.132.

Edmans MD, Connelley TK, Jayaraman S, Vrettou C, Vordermeier M, Mak JYW, Liu L, Fairlie DP, Maze EA, Chrun T, Klenerman P, Eckle SBG, Tchilian E and Benedictus L (2021) Identification and phenotype of MAIT cells in cattle and their response to bacterial infections. Frontiers in Immunology. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2021.627173.

Fan J, Liao Y, Zhang M, Liu C, Li Z, Li Y, Li X, Wu K, Yi L, Ding H, Zhao M, Fan S and Chen J (2021) Review Anti-classical swine fever virus strategies. Microorganisms 9. doi:10.3390/microorganisms9040761.

Fayez M, Elmoslemany A, Alorabi M, Alkafafy M, Qasim I, Al-Marri T and Elsohaby I (2021) Seroprevalence and risk factors associated with Chlamydia abortus infection in sheep and goats in eastern Saudi Arabia. Pathogens 10. doi:10.3390/pathogens10040489.

Francis MJ (2021) Opinion How has Covid‐19 changed our views of the One Health agenda? Veterinary Record 188(9):361. doi:10.1002/vetr.487.

Gilbride C, Saunders J, Sharpe H, Maze EA, Limon G, Ludi AB, Lambe T and Belij-Rammerstorfer S (2021) Review The integration of human and veterinary studies for better understanding and management of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever. Frontiers in Immunology 12:629636. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2021.629636.

Govindaraj G, Ganesh KB, Krishnamohan A, Hegde R, Kumar N, Prabhakaran K, Wadhwan VM, Kakker N, Lokhande T, Sharma K, Kanani A, Limaye, K N, Pn A, De AK, Khan TA, Misri J, Dash BB, Pattnaik B and Habibur R (2021) Foot and mouth disease (FMD) incidence in cattle and buffaloes and its associated farm-level economic costs in endemic India. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 190:105318. doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2021.105318.

Hamdi J, Munyanduki H, Omari Tadlaoui K, El Harrak M and Fassi Fihri O (2021) Review Capripoxvirus infections in ruminants: a review. Microorganisms 9. doi:10.3390/microorganisms9050902.

Harrison GBL, Heath DD, Robinson CM, Lawrence SB, Dempster RP, Gauci CG, Lightowlers MW and Rickard MD (2021) Combined use of two separate but protective vaccine antigens provides protection against Taenia ovis infection in lambs in the presence of protective maternal antibody. Vaccine 39:2035-2040. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.03.029.

Kirchdoerfer RN, Bhandari M, Martini O, Sewall LM, Bangaru S, Yoon KJ and Ward AB (2021) Structure and immune recognition of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus spike protein. Structure 29:385-392.e5. doi:10.1016/j.str.2020.12.003.

Köhler H, Liebler-Tenorio E, Hughes V, Stevenson K, Bakker D, Willemsen P, Bay S, Ganneau C, Biet F and Vordermeier HM (2021) Interferon-γ response of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infected goats to recombinant and synthetic mycobacterial antigens. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 8:645251. doi:10.3389/fvets.2021.645251.

Ladero-Auñon I, Molina E, Holder A, Kolakowski J, Harris H, Urkitza A, Anguita J, Werling D and Elguezabal N (2021) Bovine neutrophils release extracellular traps and cooperate with macrophages in Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis clearance in vitro. Frontiers in Immunology. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2021.645304.

Ma J, Ma L, Yang M, Wu W, Feng W and Chen Z (2021) Review The function of the PRRSV-host interactions and their effects on viral replication and propagation in antiviral strategies. Vaccines 9. doi:10.3390/vaccines9040364.

Mohamad A, Zamri-Saad M, Amal MNA, Al-Saari N, Monir MS, Chin YK and Md Yasin IS (2021) Vaccine efficacy of a newly developed feed-based whole-cell polyvalent vaccine against vibriosis, streptococcosis and motile aeromonad septicemia in Asian seabass, Lates calcarifer. Vaccines 9. doi:10.3390/vaccines9040368.

Muenthaisong A, Rittipornlertrak A, Nambooppha B, Tankaew P, Varinrak T, Pumpuang M, Muangthai K, Atthikanyaphak K, Singhla T, Pringproa K, Punyapornwithaya V, Sawada T and Sthitmatee N (2021) Immune response in dairy cattle against combined foot and mouth disease and haemorrhagic septicemia vaccine under field conditions. BMC Veterinary Research 17:186. doi:10.1186/s12917-021-02889-8.

Oladipo EK, Ajayi AF, Ariyo OE, Onile SO, Jimah EM, Ezediuno LO, Adebayo OI, Adebayo ET, Odeyemi AN, Oyeleke MO, Oyewole MP, Oguntomi AS, Akindiya OE, Olamoyegun BO, Aremu VO, Arowosaye AO, Aboderin DO, Bello HB, Senbadejo TY, Awoyelu EH, Oladipo AA, Oladipo BB, Ajayi LO, Majolagbe ON, Oyawoye OM and Oloke JK (2021) Exploration of surface glycoprotein to design multi-epitope vaccine for the prevention of Covid-19. Informatics in Medicine Unlocked 21:100438. doi:10.1016/j.imu.2020.100438.

Oladipo EK, Ajayi AF, Onile OS, Ariyo OE, Jimah EM, Ezediuno LO, Adebayo OI, Adebayo ET, Odeyemi AN, Oyeleke MO, Oyewole MP, Oguntomi AS, Akindiya OE, Aremu VO, Aboderin DO and Oloke JK (2021) Designing a conserved peptide-based subunit vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 using immunoinformatics approach. In Silico Pharmacology 9:8. doi:10.1007/s40203-020-00062-x.

Papadopoulou A, Garvey K, Hill T, Ramirez-Paredes JG, Monaghan SJ, Baily JL, Davie A, Katsiadaki I, Verner-Jeffreys D, Wallis T, Migaud H and Adams A (2021) Novel atypical Aeromonas salmonicida bath challenge model for juvenile ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta, Ascanius). Journal of Fish Diseases 44:823-835. doi:10.1111/jfd.13312.

Petrini S, Martucciello A, Grandoni F, De Matteis G, Cappelli G, Giammarioli M, Scoccia E, Grassi C, Righi C, Fusco G, Galiero G, Pela M, De Mia GM and De Carlo E (2021) Evaluation of safety and efficacy of an inactivated marker vaccine against bovine alphaherpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1) in water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Vaccines 9. doi:10.3390/vaccines9040355.

Rahaman MR, Milazzo A, Marshall H, Chaber AL and Bi P (2021) Q fever vaccination: Australian animal science and veterinary students' One Health perspectives on Q fever prevention. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics 17:1374-1381. doi:10.1080/21645515.2020.1829900.

Singh A, Khan A, Ghosh T, Mondal S and Mallick AI (2021) Gut microbe-derived outer membrane vesicles: a potential platform to control cecal load of Campylobacter jejuni. ACS Infectious Diseases. doi:10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00744.

Stanbekova G, Beisenov D, Nizkorodova A, Iskakov B and Warzecha H (2021) Production of the sheep pox virus structural protein SPPV117 in tobacco chloroplasts. Biotechnology Letters. doi:10.1007/s10529-021-03117-x.

Subbaiyan A, Thomas P, Sankar M, Rana R and Chaudhuri P (2021) Multilocus sequence typing of pathogenic Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. capri reveals the predominance of a novel clonal complex among isolates from goats in India. Archives of Microbiology 203:1149-1157. doi:10.1007/s00203-020-02100-w.

Tjale MA, Liebenberg J, Steyn H, Van Kleef M and Pretorius A (2021) Transcriptome analysis of Ehrlichia ruminantium in the ruminant host at the tick bite site and in the tick vector salivary glands. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 12:101646. doi:10.1016/j.ttbdis.2020.101646.

Villa-Mancera A, Alcalá-Canto Y, Reynoso-Palomar A, Olmedo-Juárez A and Olivares-Pérez J (2021) Vaccination with cathepsin L phage-exposed mimotopes, single or in combination, reduce size, fluke burden, egg production and viability in sheep experimentally infected with Fasciola hepatica. Parasitology International 83:102355. doi:10.1016/j.parint.2021.102355.

Vlasova AN and Saif LJ (2021) Bovine coronavirus and the associated diseases. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 8:643220. doi:10.3389/fvets.2021.643220.

Wang F, Zhang H, Hou L, Yang C and Wen Y (2021) Review Advance of African swine fever virus in recent years. Research in Veterinary Science 136:535-539. doi:10.1016/j.rvsc.2021.04.004.

Wang Z, Liu M, Zhao H, Wang P, Ma W, Zhang Y, Wu W and Peng C (2021) Induction of robust and specific humoral and cellular immune responses by bovine viral diarrhea virus virus-like particles (BVDV-VLPs) engineered with baculovirus expression vector system. Vaccines 9. doi:10.3390/vaccines9040350.

Wilson-Welder JH, Alt DP, Nally JE and Olsen SC (2021) Bovine immune response to vaccination and infection with Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar Hardjo. mSphere 6. doi:10.1128/mSphere.00988-20.

Yoshikawa S, Miyake K, Kamiya A and Karasuyama H (2021) The role of basophils in acquired protective immunity to tick infestation. Parasite Immunology 43:e12804. doi:10.1111/pim.12804.

Young JE, Dvorak CMT, Graham SP and Murtaugh MP (2021) Isolation of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus GP5-specific, neutralizing monoclonal antibodies from hyperimmune sows. Frontiers in Immunology 12:638493. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2021.638493.

Zhang W, Zhu C, Xiao F, Liu X, Xie A, Chen F, Dong P, Lin P, Zheng C, Zhang H, Gong H and Wu Y (2021) pH-controlled release of antigens using mesoporous silica nanoparticles delivery system for developing a fish oral vaccine. Frontiers in Immunology 12:644396. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2021.644396.

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