Moredun Research Institute has strong connections with stakeholders and recently hosted a visit from Elanco Ruminant Technical Consultant Matthew Colston and a group of elite farmers who were interested in finding out “What’s on the horizon for worm control?”
As part of the PARAGONE team working on a recombinant vaccine for teladorsagiosis this was a great opportunity to showcase our work. Dr. Dan Price and myself (Dr. Karen Fairlie-Clarke) enjoyed an afternoon of laboratory demonstrations to discuss the initial identification of vaccine candidates right through to production and purification of recombinant antigens. Farmers were most impressed with how we hi-jack the cellular machinery of E. coli to produce our proteins.
It was a high-spirited afternoon with lots of enthusiasm and discussion from both parties. A fantastic opportunity to gain insights into how farmers would realistically incorporate a vaccine into their management practice.