Project

Glycopolymer-based vaccine nanocarriers

Duration
01 January 2014 → 31 October 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Morphological sciences
    • Oncology
    • Morphological sciences
    • Oncology
    • Morphological sciences
    • Oncology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • Process engineering
    • Polymeric materials
    • Biomaterials engineering
Keywords
carbohydrates vaccines nanoparticles
 
Project description

In this project we aim to develop intelligent polymers that (1) allow formulating vaccine antigens into nanoparticles and (2) allow targeting of these nanoparticles to immune cells. Doing so we hope to boost the humoral and cellular immune response. This is crucial for the development of the next generation of vaccines against intracellular pathogens (HIV, TB, malaria, etc..) and for anti-cancer vaccines.