6th European Veterinary Immunology Workshop in Utrecht

6th European Veterinary Immunology Workshop in Utrecht

6th European Veterinary Immunology Workshop in Utrecht

At the beginning of September Tom McNeilly and myself attended the 6th European Veterinary Immunology Workshop in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The conference was held in the National Railway Museum, a fantastic venue where veterinary immunologist from all over the world came together to present some of their latest and most exciting work. Talks ranged from adaptive and innate immunity to immunogenetics and clinical immunology. This was a great opportunity for us not just to see what our international colleagues have been doing for the last few years, but also to present some of the work we have done at the Moredun Institute as part of the PARAGONE project. We presented some of the work we have done investigating the in vitro and in vivo effects of CaP-PCMC, a novel delivery system for vaccine antigens, which can enhance antigen-specific immune responses. As part of the conference, we also attended a workshop to discuss the production, distribution and validation of immune reagents, something which we are very passionate about at MRI. Over the last 3 years our PARAGONE partners, ImmunoTools, have been producing antibodies and recombinant proteins for our validation and use during the project. We have validated many of these reagents and have already started distributing some of them amongst our partners, which we hope will make a positive impact on our research in veterinary immunology and parasitology.