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.
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
World Vaccine Congress Europe
The World Vaccine Congress Europe 2016 will take place between 10-12 October, 2016 in Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos, Barcelona. Read more
EuFMD FAO Webinar on Vaccine Matching
EuFMD FAO Webinar "Vaccine matching: why should it be considered an important tool for the control of foot-and-mouth disease" will be taking place on Wednesday 28th September - 4.00 pm (EAT) (2 pm CEST). Read more
Open Session 2016 of the EuFMD
OS'16 EuFMD will take place on 26-27-28 October 2016 in Cascais, Portugal. 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
UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference 2017
Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference 2017 will be held on 16-17 January 2017 in Belfast, UK. Read more
European Master in Vaccinology
In 2016 an innovative European Master in Vaccinology entitled “Leading International Vaccinology Education” (LIVE) will start. Read more
Vacancy on Avian myeloid C-type lectin receptors – characterization and targeting for vaccine development
Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Animal Science programme. The position is available from 1 February 2017.
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 Project at AIRG2016
SAPHIR Partner The Roslin Institute presented SAPHIR at the AIRG 2016.
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