On 25 February 2021 Sharon Cherotich Chepkwony will defend her PhD thesis on
Combating H3N2 influenza viruses of humans and swine by heterologous prime-boost vaccination strategies: studies in the pig model
On 25 February 2021, Zhenzhen Chen will defend his PhD thesis on
Investigations into alternatives for sustainable control of psoroptic mange in Belgian blue cattle
Due to current Covid-19 measures, the defence will only be accessible online. If you wish to attend, please register by sending an email to Zhenzhen.Chen@UGent.be before 24 February 2021 to receive a personal invitation.
On 8 February 2021 at 4 p.m., Robert Jansens will defend his PhD thesis on
Taking Control Alphaherpesvirus Manipulation of the Cytoskeleton and the Epitranscriptome
Due to the Covid-19 measurements, the defence will be live streamed. If you wish to participate to the videoconference, please send an e-mail to email@example.com to receive a personal invitation.
The IABS-EU, in association with PROVAXS and Ghent University, hosted the “2 nd Conference on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for Adventitious Virus Detection in Human and Veterinary Biologics” held on November 13 th and 14 th 2019, in Ghent, Belgium. The meeting brought together international experts from regulatory agencies, the biotherapeutics and biologics industries, contract research organizations, and academia, with the goal to develop a scientific consensus on the readiness of NGS for detecting adventitious viruses, and on the use of this technology to supplement or replace/substitute the currently used assays. Participants discussed the progress on the standardization and validation of the technical and bioinformatics steps in NGS for characterization and safety evaluation of biologics, including human and animal vaccines. It was concluded that NGS can be used for the detection of a broad range of viruses, including novel viruses, and therefore can complement, supplement or even replace some of the conventional adventitious virus detection assays. Furthermore, the development of reference viral standards, complete and correctly annotated viral databases, and protocols for the validation and follow-up investigations of NGS signals is necessary to enable broader use of NGS. An international collaborative effort, involving regulatory authorities, industry, academia, and other stakeholders is ongoing toward this goal.
Please download the full report of the conference here:
On 4 December 2020, Panagiota Ligda will defend her PhD thesis on
Waterborne and foodborne transmission of cryptosporidium and Giardia in Northern Greece
Due to current Covid-19 measures, the defence will only be accessible online. If you wish to attend, please register by sending an email to
Ligda.Panagiota@UGent.be to recieve a personal invitation.
On 27 November 2020, Bert Damiaans will defend his PhD thesis on
Investigating and quantifying biosecurity in
Belgian cattle production
The defense will take place on Friday 27 November 2020 at 17h.
Due to the current Covid-19 measures, the defense will only be accessible via live-stream. If you wish to participate in the videoconference,
please register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a personal invitation.
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Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Kristien van Reeth, member of PROVAXS, who participated with the award-winning presentation “Expanding anti-influenza antibody responses by heterologous prime-boost vaccination or “variations on a vaccine”” to the 3rd edition of the GSK Meets Belgian Universities Digital Event which was held on October 27, 2020.
Her presentation is a clear expample of how Cross Health research can lead to insights that are valuable for vaccine development in different species.
To view the presentation, click on the following link 2020_10_27_GSK_SME_02_Kristien