28 October 2015

Recent article to emerge from the PAMCPH project in PLoS ONE

The full article, entitled "The Influence of Sub-Unit Composition and Expression System on the Functional Antibody Response in the Development of a VAR2CSA Based Plasmodium falciparum Placental Malaria Vaccine", can be accessed via this link.

05 October 2015

Two videos emerge from the SEmalvac project

Media coverage in the form of two videos on YouTube dealing with Japanese efforts in the war against malaria in Burkina Faso have been produced under the SEmalvac project, 

02 October 2015

EURIPRED: Call for application for Free Services

The European Research Infrastructures for Poverty Related Diseases (EURIPRED) has issued the following call:

5th call for application for free services.  List of reagents extended

Deadline: 31 October 2015

EURIPRED services

02 October 2015

EDCTP has opening for top executive position

The European and Developing Countries' Clincial Trials partnership (EDCTP) is currently seeking a Director of South-South Cooperation and Head of Africa Office.

Deadline for applications 21 December 2015

Full details

17 September 2015

Call for EC Funded Commissioned Research

Commissioned research for European Small and Medium size Enterprises (SME) and Public Health Organizations.

The ADITEC project is looking to support SMEs and public health organizations from within or outside the ADITEC consortium in vaccine development work that will result in public health benefit.  We are actively seeking research proposals clearly aimed at vaccine development, where specific support can be requested in the areas listed below.  These services are offered by current ADITEC consortium partners and are available free of charge to the requesting SME or public health organization, upon approval of the proposal.

Deadline: 30 October 2015 5:00 p.m. CET

13 August 2015

MVVC/MVVC 2 collaborator receives ASTMH 2015 Annual Meeting Travel Award

Muhammed Afolabi (MRC Gambia) received an ASTMH 2015 Annual Meeting Travel Award that is supported in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

06 August 2015

WHO-CC Vaccine Pharmacovigilance Fellowship 7th-18th September

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Advocacy and Training in Pharmacovigilance is delighted to announce to you its maiden Vaccine Pharmacovigilance Fellowship Programme.  Deadline for registration is 21st August 2015.  For enquiries kindly contact us at training [at] who-pvafrica [dot] org

24 July 2015

First Malaria vaccine with positive scientific opinion from the European Medicines Agency (EMA)

EVI congratulates GlaxoSmithKline and PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) on their resounding success on the development of MosquirixTM, also known as RTS,S, for use in children aged six weeks to 17 months. 

15 July 2015

Advanced Vaccinology Course, deadline 19 October 2015

The Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health in Berlin is offering a two week Advanced Vaccinology Course at Campus Virchow Klinikum CVK Charité, Berlin, 11-22 January 2016.

Acess flyer for more information and application form

15 July 2015

EVI mentioned in BMBF G7 news letter

A placental malaria vaccine R&D project from EVI (PRIMALVAC), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany is the subject of an article in the latest BMBF Health Research news letter.  The article provides some background information about placental malaria, and summarises the approach followed in PRIMALVAC to develop a vaccine for this particular form of malaria.  See page 10 “Malaria in der Schwangerschaft: Gefahr für Mutter und Kind".