Congratulations to Thorsten Kohaut, whose well deserved promotion to Chief Financial Officer came into effect on 1 May 2016.

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials' Partnership (EDCTP) invites nominations to the following awards: Scientific Leadership Award, Outstanding Female Scientist Award and Outstanding Research Team Award.

EVI extends a warm welcome to two new team members.  Hilde Depraetere joined EVI on 1 July as Senior Project Manager, and yesterday 6 July Leah Williams commenced duties as Programme Manager Assistant.

The second EDUFLUVAC workshop on experimental animal models for universal influenza vaccines took place on 23-24 June 2016 at the Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Rijswijk, The Netherlands.  The workshop was organised by EDUFLUVAC, EU - Framework programme 7 funded project with the financial support of Sanofi Pasteur and Viroclinics.

A warm welcome is extended to EVI's new Project Manager, Soazic Gardais, who commenced duties on 27 June 2016.

The following products are now available on the The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) website:

Influenza Virus Infectious NIBRG-306 ( Influenza Reagent )

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As of 15 June 2016 EVI is domiciled at:

European Vaccine Initiative UniversitätsKlinikum Heidelberg Vossstrasse 2, Geb. 4040 69115 Heidelberg, Germany

European public and private organisations are collaborating in VAC2VAC, a new project funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI2) to develop and validate quality testing approaches for both human and veterinary vaccines using non-animal methods.

EVI is proud to announce that the 2016 Christophe Mérieux award has been given to Francine Ntoumi.

Each year, the Institut de France’s Christophe and Rodolphe Mérieux Foundationawards a scientific ’Grand Prize’ entitled the ’Christophe Mérieux Prize’ to support research on infectious diseases in developing countries.  The Prize exclusively rewards research teams working permanently in these countries.

EVI is pleased to welcome Samuel McConkey on the Board as representative of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).  His predecessor Ruairí Brugha will be remembered for his valuable input and commitment for which EVI is most grateful.Samuel McConkey knows EVI very well as he served for several years as an independent expert on the EVI Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC).