Vaccinology in Africa Course 2015

Master’s Level Course

5th to 9th October 2015, Bamako, Mali.

Following the success of the first two “Vaccinology in Africa” courses held in Accra, Ghana (September 2013), and Nairobi Kenya (October 2014), this year’s annual course will be joint hosted by the Malaria Research and Training Centre (MRTC), Bamako Mali and Centre d’Infectiologie Charles Mérieux (CICM), Bamako, Mali (http://www.jenner.ac.uk/vaccinology-in-africa-course). The course will take place from 05-09 October 2015 at CICM, Bamako, Mali.

The course is jointly organised by the Jenner Institute (a partnership between the University of Oxford and The Pirbright Institute), CICM, MRTC and Fondation Merieux. Financial support for the 2015 course is provided by the Jenner Vaccine Foundation, Fondation Mérieux, and industrial partners, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Merck.

The themes of the course will include principles of vaccinology, major vaccines targets, vaccine development and clinical trials, and vaccine development in developing countries. By the end of the course, participants are expected to have gained considerable knowledge of a wide span of human and veterinary vaccinology areas.

The 2015 course will be attended by 42 carefully selected upcoming scientists residing in West and Central Africa drawn from 220 applicants. The course faculty is drawn from the Oxford Vaccinology Course, the ADVAC course and other prominent scientists from sub-Saharan Africa.

The next “Vaccinology in Africa” course is expected to take place in East Africa in Sep/Oct 2016. The host institution will be announced in due course.