Vaccinology in Africa Master’s Level Courses

VIA 2017 Entebbe - Group Picture
Participants and faculty at the 2017 'Vaccinology in Africa' Course, Entebbe, Uganda.
The 2017 'Vaccinology in Africa’ course took place from 24-28th April, hosted by the Makerere University/UVRI Infection and Immunity Research Training Programme (MUII) in Entebbe. These five-day courses are jointly organised by the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford and the host African research institute, and supported by the Jenner Vaccine Foundation and other partners.
The 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. The courses are fully funded for successful applicants and covers travel within the African region, accommodation and meals.

The 2017 course was open to residents of East Africa only, covering all countries within the United Nations definition of the region:

The course alternates between African regions and previous courses have been held at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in Accra, Ghana (2013), at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya (2014) and the Malaria Research and Training Centre & Centre d’Infectiologie Charles Mérieux in Bamako, Mali (2015).

Speakers at the 2017 Course

Dr Pip Beard, The Pirbright Institute, UK

Prof Philip Bejon, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya

Assist. Prof Steve Cose, MUII-Plus, Uganda

Dr Bryan Charleston, The Pirbright Institute, UK

Prof Alison Elliott, MUII-Plus, Uganda

Prof Sarah Gilbert, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford

Prof Sir Brian Greenwood, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Prof Adrian Hill, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford

Dr Vish Nene, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya

Dr Anne Wajja, MUII-Plus, Uganda

Dr Deborah Watson-Jones, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Prof Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands 

Course Programme

Day 1: Principles of Vaccinology

Day 2: Vaccine technologies & their development

Day 3: Major Vaccine Targets

Day 4: Vaccine Development and Clinical Trials 

Day 5: Vaccine Development in Developing Countries