Hosted by Mar Siles, the first Fasciola hepatica PARAGONE group meeting was held at IRNASA-CSIC in the beautiful city of Salamanca.
Representatives from all the Fasciola PARAGONE partners attended (QUB, DCU, UCD, UCO, CSIC, UdelaR) to discuss the outcomes of the recent vaccine trials performed in Cordoba, Spain and Montevideo, Uruguay, as well as the work being carried out investigating glycans and glycoproteins and the potential diversity of the parasite and the vaccine targets.
Vibrant discussions were had regarding the preliminary results of the vaccine trials, immunological correlates of protection and vaccine design and formulation. The future plans for the Fasciola research deliverables for the PARAGONE project were also discussed and agreed upon.
A local journalist also attended on the first day of the meeting to report on our vaccine development : Click here.