Vaccinology

Welcome To The 2010 Vaccinology Seminar Series

This course will cover the biological development, immunologic concepts, and methods for vaccines and biopharmaceuticals as well as methods of delivery and administration. Specific topics include new technologies for vaccine development such as DNA vaccines, recombinant mucosal vaccines, and dendritic cells for antigen delivery, novel adjuvants and methods to increase vaccine stability. Delivery systems for vaccines will include current technologies as well as novel technologies presently under development. The underlying biological roles of the innate and adaptive immune systems will be studied relative to the new types of vaccines and delivery systems. Finally, the process of manufacturing and bringing vaccines to market will be covered including government oversight and licensure.

Each week a different speaker will present a topic in their specific area of expertise. These speakers have been selected based on their individual outstanding academic and professional achievements in the field of Vaccinology. It is encouraged that local seminar participants attend at The Fetzer Center so they can meet the speakers in person.

When: Monday(s) 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Fetzer Center Room 1005


Date

Topic

Speaker

13-Sep-10

"Advances in Fish Vaccinology"

Phil Klesius, USDA, ARS, Aquatic Animal Health Research Lab, Auburn,AL

20-Sep-10

" Vaccine Immunology "

Karim Essani, Department of Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University

27-Sep-10

“Influenza Vaccines “

Suryaprakash Sambhara, Center for Disease Control

04-Oct-10

“Vaccines for STDs: Safe Sex Across the Animal Kingdom”

Dalen Agnew, Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, Michigan State University

11-Oct-10

“Vaccine: the Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver”

Arthur Allen, Author, Washington DC

18-Oct-10

“Humoral and Cell-mediated Immunity in Acute Viral Infections”

Mark Slifka, Oregon Health & Science University, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute

25-Oct-10

“Malaria Vaccines”

Stephen Hoffman, CEO, Sanaria

01-Nov-10

“Cancer Vaccines in Veterinary Medicine”

Rowan Milner, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida

08-Nov-10

“Systems Vaccinology”

Bali Pulendran, Emory Vaccine Center

15-Nov-10

“Vaccine Safety and Pediatric Infectious Diseases”

Michael J. Smith, University of Louisville Pediatrics

22-Nov-10

“The emergence and control of influenza viruses”

Robert Webster, St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital

29-Nov-10

“Unusual Viral Vaccines in Veterinary Medicine”

Canceled

Ronald Schultz, Pathobiology Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Canceled

06-Dec-08

“ Cellular Immunity”

Duncan Mwangi, Pfizer, Inc.

     


 

Dr. Rob Eversole
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008 USA
(269) 387-5640
rob.eversole@wmich.edu