Announcements

New Project Manager vacancy at EVI

EVI has an exciting new Project Manager position. Deadline for applications: 21 June 2013, 17:00.

Five additional groups joined TRANSVAC and provide their services to users on a free and paid basis

In addition to the initial groups, TRANSVAC transnational access platform has integrated five additional groups, who provide their services to users on a free and paid basis. Read the TRANSVAC Press release about the new services.

 

The new services available on a free basis are the MultiBac Platform Service from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, France). Free access has been reserved and made available for vaccine-related projects by the BioSTRUCT-X project/research infrastructure.

Interested users can obtain more information on the paid services on the TRANSVAC website, and can liaise directly with service providers until new funding is available within TRANSVAC.  An “advisory scientific review process” is also offered to the applicants who require advice on their project, objectives, and methodology used.  This review process is organised in parallel with the review of applications to the free-of-charge services.

Call for Action on Vaccine Development and Immunisation access for those most at need

Call for Action on Vaccine Development and Immunisation access for those most at need

On 16th April 2012, the European Union (EU) Vaccines Advocacy Coalition (EUVAC) published a Call for Action on Vaccine Development and Immunisation access for those most at need.

EUVAC, of which EVI is part, is a policy driven advocacy and campaigns network that strives to raise the profile of vaccines and ensure the EU institutions address the issue of vaccine development and immunisation access for developing countries.

The specific text can be found on pages 20-21 at http://www.theparliament.com/digimag/immunisation but the whole brochure is worth reading! The Parliament Magazine is widely recognised as the magazine for Members of European Parliament (MEPs), by MEPs.

Welcome to a new member of EVI Staff

Nicola Katrin Viebig takes up her duties as Project Manager on 2 May. EVI extends a warm welcome to Nicola, who will be working on projects funded by EDCTP, EC, and EVI.

Towards validated assays for key immunological outcomes

To highlight the importance of assay harmonisation in malaria vaccine development, the OPTIMALVAC Consortium has published the position paper “Towards validated assays for key immunological outcomes”. Vaccine 29 (2011) 3093–3095

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