EDCTP/TDR fellowship to commence at EVI30 November 2015

Eric Nébié, a native of Burkina Faso, has been granted a Clinical Research and Development Fellowship from the European and Developing Countries’ Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)/Tropical Diseases Research, World Health Organization (TDR/WHO), which will commence at EVI on 30 November 2015

EVI Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) takes on two new members25 November 2015

The two new EVI SAC members are:

Chetan Chitnis, and Nancy Le Cam Bouveret.  Please click on the links for full details.

Malaria vaccine development in Europe - preparing for the future. Publication in Vaccine11 November 2015

During a workshop in Brussels in November 2014, hosted by the European Vaccine Initiative, key players from the European, North American and African malaria vaccine community discussed European strategies for future malaria vaccine development in a global context.
Outcome published in VaccineMore information.

Report from Influenza Vaccines for the World (IVW) 2015, Albufeira, Portugal07 November 2015

This year's IVW conference is the fifth international conference and exhibition in this important series of influenza vaccine meetings, which focus on ‘Influenza Vaccination Issues’ .
Please read the report of the conference.

Second EDUFLUVAC annual meeting02 November 2015

The second annual meeting of the EU-funded project EDUFLUVAC coordinated by EVI took place on 19-20 October 2015 in Catania, Italy.  During this meeting, the consortium reviewed recent achievements and agreed on an action plan for the coming months.

Search for a placental malaria vaccine leads to breakthrough in cancer research30 October 2015

A placental malaria vaccine research and development project at the Faculty of Medical Health and Science of the University of Copenhagen leads to an encouraging discovery  in the fight against cancer.

EVI letter published in latest edition of The Economist30 October 2015

A letter sent by EVI to The Economist pointing out misleading figures in the article in the 10 October edition "Breaking the fever", has been published in the latest edition in the Letters section under Science v malaria.

Recent article to emerge from the PAMCPH project in PLoS ONE28 October 2015

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.

BELLEROPHON Annual Meeting 201520 October 2015

This year’s BELLEROPHON annual meeting took place 8-9 October in Oxford, UK.  Staying at Rewley house with two days of beautiful sunshine allowed the consortium to discuss in depth the past year's results.

Two videos emerge from the SEmalvac project05 October 2015

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,