Project

Development of a multivalent Ascaris vaccine protecting pigs against both invading larvae and adult worms.

Duration
01 September 2009 → 31 August 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Fellow
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other basic sciences
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other clinical sciences
    • Other health sciences
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other translational sciences
    • Other medical and health sciences
Keywords
Ascaris immunity vaccination
 
Project description

Round worms (Ascaris spp.) are universal parasites of the small intestines of humans and pigs. In this proposed project, we will develop an Ascaris vaccine that induces protection against both the invading larvae and the adult worms. A screening method will be developed using intestinal antibodies from immune animals to identify antigens important in the development of an intestinal immunity.