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East Coast fever vaccine project inception workshop at ILRI

ILRI scientist Roger Pelle in ILRI labs in Nairobi, Kenya The inception workshop for the project “Improved vaccines for the control of ECF in cattle in Africa” takes place at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) from January 27-29, 2014.

The project is implemented by a team of multi-national experts from the field of ECF research, bovine immunology, parasitology and genomics with essential inputs from a private-public partnership and the private sector. The experts are drawn from the International Livestock Research Institute, Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, GALVmed, the Center for Tick and Tick-Borne Diseases, the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland, the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, Royal Veterinary College, USDA-ARS and Washington State University who together form the project’s Consortium.

The proposed Consortium and its collaborators constitute a group of experienced scientists with a long history of research in ECF. This initiative brings together for the first time vast experience in immunology, vaccine development and infectious disease research.

Project investors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Norman Borlaug Commemorative Research Initiative of Feed the Future and the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish.

Download the Agenda of the ECF InceptionWorkshop.

Workshop photos

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