Dr Sandra Belij-Rammersdorfer




The Jenner Institute, Old Road Campus Research Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7DQ

Email: sandra.belij-rammersdorfer@ndm.ox.ac.uk
Principal areas of research Emerging Pathogens vaccines  



I am a Postdoctoral Immunologist working with Dr Teresa Lambe in the Emerging Pathogens Vaccine Programme with particulate interest in immune response towards Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever Virus (CCHFV) and other Nairoviruses to aid effective vaccine design.
Before joining the Jenner Institute, I obtained my MSc degree in Biology at the University of Belgrade, where I was working for several years as a research assistant on different scientific projects in the area of Immunotoxicology. I completed my PhD at the Medical University of Vienna where I worked in the area of Vaccine Development on the project with a strong emphasis on constructing a mucosal vaccine candidate and appropriate adjuvants for prevention of the neglected ocular surface disease trachoma, caused by Chlamydia trachomatis.

Key publications

Belij-Rammerstorfer S, Inic-Kanada A, Stojanovic M, Marinkovic E, Lukic I, Stein E, et al. Infectious dose and repeated infections are key factors influencing immune response characteristics in guinea pig ocular chlamydial infection. Microbes Infect. 2016;18(4):254-62. Epub 2015/12/27. doi: 10.1016/j.micinf.2015.12.001. PubMed PMID: 26706818.

Inic-Kanada A, Stojanovic M, Schlacher S, Stein E, Belij-Rammerstorfer S, Marinkovic E, et al. Delivery of a Chlamydial Adhesin N-PmpC Subunit Vaccine to the Ocular Mucosa Using Particulate Carriers. PLoS ONE. 2015;10(12):e0144380. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144380.

Barisani-Asenbauer T, Inic-Kanada A, Belij S, Marinkovic E, Stojicevic I, Montanaro J, et al. The ocular conjunctiva as a mucosal immunization route: a profile of the immune response to the model antigen tetanus toxoid. PloS one. 2013;8(4):e60682.

Belij S, Miljkovic D, Popov A, Subota V, Timotijevic G, Slavic M, et al. Effects of subacute oral warfarin administration on peripheral blood granulocytes in rats. Food Chem Toxicol. 2012;50(5):1499-507. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2012.01.049. PubMed PMID: 22342526.