Biomarkers of Vaccine/Adjuvant Potency and Safety – BVAPS 2016

06 April 2016 - 08 April 2016
Crowne Plaza Porto, Porto, Portugal
Type of event International meeting

This new international conference will offer a forum for an update on recent developments and future challenges relating to ‘Biomarkers of Vaccine/Adjuvant Potency and Safety’ – BVAPS 2016.

The inaugural BVAPS 2016 meeting will draw on the latest life science research findings to profile how individuals respond to the different components of vaccines at the cellular, genetic and molecular level.

Identification and characterization of new biomarkers useful to predict immunogenicity, efficacy and reactogenicity of vaccines given systemically or mucosally will be a main focus of the conference along with discussions on new ways to identify and classify these biomarkers. The impact of genetic background and age on the vaccine efficacy and safety will also be covered by the meeting.

It is envisaged that identification of novel ways to better understand the mechanisms of actions of vaccines and adjuvants at all stages of development will enable the acceleration of the development and introduction of a new generation of safer and more effective vaccines. Recent development in cutting-edge technologies such as omics and systems vaccinology alongside state-of-the-art immunological methods that enable in-depth analysis of vaccine immunogenicity, efficacy and safety will also be a focus of the BVAPS 2016 meeting.

Advisory Scientific Panel

Co-Chairs: Ali Harandi (University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden) and Nathalie Garcon(BIOASTER, Lyon, France)

Steven Reed (IDRI, Seattle, Washington, USA)
Bali Pulendran (Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Peter Andersen (Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Arnaud Didierlaurent (GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, Rixensart, Belgium)
Ken J. Ishii (NIBIOHN, University of Osaka, Osaka, Japan)
Donata Medaglini (University of Siena, Siena, Italy)
Ingeleif Jonsdottir (University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland)
Quentin Sattentau (University of Oxford, Oxford, UK)
Behazine Combadiere (Universite Pierre and Marie Curie/INSERM, Paris France)
Tom H.M. Ottenhoff (LUMC, University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands)
Ole Olesen (European & Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership, The Hague, The Netherlands)
Daniel Zak (The Center for Infectious Disease Research, Seattle, Washington, USA)
Stefan H.E. Kaufmann (MPIIB, Berlin, Germany)


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