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TheSE courseS provide teaching in both human and veterinary vaccinology, drawing on the experience of the Jenner Institute and LEADING African host institutionS

The courses alternate between East and West Africa. In 2021, participation is limited to attendants currently working or studying in East Africa and applications have now closed for this year's course.

The 2022 course will be for participants resident in West Africa. Information about this course will be posted here in due course.

Attendance is free to participants. Places are limited and participants will be selected based on their relevant experience and background within the vaccine development field. These courses are specifically aimed at students, researchers and professionals resident in Africa and cover the main aspects of vaccinology, the vaccine development process, biomanufacturing, regulatory and ethical issues.

The courses have an exceptional faculty of academic and industrial speakers, and resonates with the ‘One Health’ agenda by highlighting human and veterinary links and synergies between the two fields from scientific, technological and regulatory perspectives. 

Previous courses have been held at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in Accra, Ghana (2013), the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya (2014), the Malaria Research and Training Centre & Centre d’Infectiologie Charles Mérieux in Bamako, Mali (2015), Makerere University/ UVRI Centre of Excellence in Infection and Immunity Research and Training in Entebbe, Uganda (2017), and the MRC Unit The Gambia (2019).

Confirmed 2021 Speakers

Adrian Hill, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford

Alassane Dicko, Malaria Research & Training Centre, University of Bamako

Alison Elliott, Medical Research Council / Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) & London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Andrew Pollard, Oxford Vaccine Group, University of Oxford

Antoine Diatta, Institut Pasteur, Dakar

Arturo Reyes-Sandoval, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico

Beate Kampmann, MRC Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Bryan Charleston, Pirbright Institute

Calman MacLennan, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford & Gates Foundation

Caroline Trotter, University of Cambridge

Chris Netherton, Pirbright Institute

David Jeffries, MRC Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Edwine Barasa, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi & Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health, University of Oxford

Florian Krammer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York

Furaha Mramba, Hester Africa Biosciences Ltd, Tanzania

George Warimwe, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi & University of Oxford

Halidou Tinto, Institute for Health Sciences Research, Nanoro, Burkina Faso

Helen Fletcher, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Helen McShane, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford

Jenniffer Mabuka-Maroa, African Academy of Sciences and University of Washington

Julius Mugwagwa, University College London

Mahamadou Thera, University of Bamako

Mainga Hamaluba, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi & University of Oxford

Morena Makhoana, The Biovac Institute, Cape Town

Moses Alobo, African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi

Pip Beard, Pirbright Institute

Rebecca Grais, Epicentre, Médecins Sans Frontières

Sarah Gilbert, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford

Shabir Mahdi, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Simon Draper, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford & SpyBiotech

Simon Kimuda, MRC/Uganda Virus Research Institute & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Thumbi Ndung'u, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Tonya Villafana, AstraZeneca, Bethesda, USA

Vish Nene, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi

William Ampofo, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana