Strengthening Animal Production and Health
through the Immune Response
The European research project SAPHIR aims to develop innovative, safe, affordable and effective vaccine strategies effective against endemic pathogens responsible for high economic losses in livestock.
By generating vaccine strategies for these pathogens in pigs, poultry and ruminants, SAPHIR will aid in strengthening the profitability of food animal systems, improve animal welfare and reduce xenobiotic usage in farming with a ‘One Health’ perspective.
SAPHIR brings together interdisciplinary expertise from fourteen academic institutes including a Chinese partner, five SMEs, one pharmaceutical companies and a forum of animal breeders.
Integrated Health Management Strategies
SAPHIR has selected two representative pathogens of pigs (Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae), chickens (Eimeria and Clostridium perfringens) and cattle (Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV), Mycoplasma bovis) to develop generic vaccine approaches applicable to other pathogens.
Moving image of BRSV Nring
Image provided by J.F.Eleouet, INRA
International Veterinary Immunology Symposium
The IVIS 2016 will take place at 16-19 August 2016, at the Gold Coast, Australia. Read more
67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science will be held between 29th August and 2nd September, in Belfast, UK. Read more
SAPHIR Stakeholder Meeting
SAPHIR Stakeholder Meeting will be held as a Satellite meeting within the EAAP on 31 August, 2016 in Belfast, UK. Read more
XIVth AIRG Meeting 2016
The Avian Immunology Research Group (AIRG) Meeting 2016 will take place between 7-10 Sptember, 2016 in Munich, Germany. Read more
IHSIG Symposium on Poultry Gut Health
4th International IHSIG Symposium Latin American Edition will be held on 26-27 October 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil. Read more
European Master in Vaccinology
In 2016 an innovative European Master in Vaccinology entitled “Leading International Vaccinology Education” (LIVE) will start. Read more
Vacancies in projects on host-bacterium interactions in animals
At the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium, we are looking for enthusiastic candidates for different vacancies at the Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases. The group is focusing on host-bacterium interactions at the intestinal mucosa and aims to unravel the molecular pathogenesis of infections and to develop control methods, including vaccines.
For more information visit the Vacancies page.
SAPHIR Stakeholder Workshop Program is Released!
SAPHIR Stakeholder Workshop
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