Advancing knowledge in human and veterinary antibody discovery

Posted on: 20/06/2018

The Frontiers in Human and Veterinary Antibody Discovery meeting is taking place at the Pirbright Institute on 26-27 November 2018.

Antibodies are a key weapon in the immune system’s defence against pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. As our knowledge of the antibody response expands, cross-disciplinary approaches have become increasingly important to both human health and animal health research.

The¬†Comparative Veterinary Immunology Group (CVIG) of the British Society for Immunology (BSI) is joining forces with BBSRC‘s UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network (VVN) to¬†bring together speakers with expertise in different disciplines to advance our knowledge and understanding of this field and stimulate new collaborations.¬†The¬†Frontiers in Human and Veterinary Antibody Discovery meeting¬† is taking place at the Pirbright Institute on 26th-27th November 2018.

The programme will cover:

  • Structure guided immunogen design
  • Antibodies of animal and human
  • B cell help and regulation
  • Translating antibodies ‚Äì Therapeutics and adjuvants
  • Identification of antigen targets and epitopes
  • B cell biology in health and disease


Travel grants

The International Veterinary Vaccinology Network is offering travel grants to early career researchers (ERCs) from low to middle income countries (LMICSs) to attend this meeting.  You can find out more information and how to apply on their website by clicking here. The application deadline is 16:00 on Friday 27 July 2018.


Further information

You can view the full programme and register via the meeting website by clicking here.

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