Project

PARAGONE: vaccines for animal parasites

Acronym
PARAGONE
Code
41H03415
Duration
01 April 2015 → 31 March 2019
Funding
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Microbiology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Microbiology
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
helminths ruminants parasites
 
Project description

The objective is the development of vaccines against major parasitic infections in production animals. The UGent team focuses on Ostertagia ostertagi and Cooperia oncophora in cattle. Structural components of the protective ASP antigens and protective immune responses are characterised in order to produce protective recombinant vaccines. C. oncophora ASP antigen is validated against homologous Cooperia species in cattle and sheep.