Rational design of HIV vaccine and microbicides: report of the EUROPRISE annual conference

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Abstract

EUROPRISE is a Network of Excellence sponsored from 2007 to 2011 by the European Commission within the 6th Framework Program. The Network encompasses a wide portfolio of activities ranging from an integrated research program in the field of HIV vaccines and microbicides to training, dissemination and advocacy. The research program covers the whole pipeline of vaccine and microbicide development from discovery to early clinical trials. The Network is composed of 58 partners representing more than 65 institutions from 13 European countries; it also includes three major pharmaceutical companies (GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and Sanofi-Pasteur) involved in HIV microbicide and vaccine research. The Network displays a dedicated and informative web page: http://www.europrise.org. Finally, a distinguishing trait of EUROPRISE is its PhD School of students from across Europe, a unique example in the world of science aimed at spreading excellence through training. EUROPRISE held its second annual conference in Budapest in November, 2009. The conference had 143 participants and their presentations covered aspects of vaccine and microbicide research, development and discovery. Since training is a major task of the Network, the students of the EUROPRISE PhD program summarized certain presentations and their view of the conference in this paper.

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Authors
  • Britta Wahren
  • Priscilla Biswas
  • Marie Borggren
  • Adam Coleman
  • Kelly Da Costa
  • Winni De Haes
  • Tessa Dieltjens
  • Stefania Dispinseri
  • Katrijn Grupping
  • David Hallengard
  • Julia Hornig
  • Katja Klein
  • Lara Mainetti
  • Paolo Palma
  • Marc Reudelsterz
  • Janna Seifried
  • Philippe Selhorst
  • Annette Skold
  • Marit J. van Gils
  • Caroline Weber
  • And 2 others
  • Robin Shattock
  • Gabriella Scarlatti
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  • Microbiology in the medical area
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Translational Medicine
Volume8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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