The course provides an overview of state-of-the-art adjuvant systems and addresses the preclinical and clinical development of adjuvanted vaccines. It combines interactive theoretical parts (lectures and discussion rounds) with practical parts where participants work on different thematic case studies. Invited trainers will present the various adjuvant systems, such as Aluminum salts, Oil-in-Water emulsions, Water-in-Oil emulsions, Liposomes, PLGA particles, Virosomes, QS21, TLR ligands, as well as aspects of preclinical and clinical development of adjuvanted vaccines.For the practical parts, participants will be split into smaller groups. Each group will work on one case study, facilitated by a trainer. The trainer will introduce the case study, provide background information, and explain the tasks and questions for the group work. Following this introduction, each group will work independently on their case study for a given time and will prepare a summary of the case that will be presented to all participants at the end.
Immunoactive carbohydrates and glycolipids: how to obtain them from Nature and how to build them in the lab
2-4 April 2019, Napoli, Italy, organised by University of Napoli Federico II
The Training School will be entitled “Immunoactive carbohydrates and glycolipids: how to obtain them from Nature and how to build them in the lab”. It will consist of oral lessons on the analytical and organic chemistry techniques most frequently employed in research labs in the frame of the discovery of new immunomodulators. The training school will be divided into two subjects. Approximately 50% of the lessons will be devoted to the description of i) extraction and purification protocols for collecting potentially immunoactive carbohydrates and glycolipids from different natural sources (Gram negative bacteria, marine organisms, plants), and ii) structural characterization methods for a detailed elucidation of the chemical structure of the isolated biomolecules.
IDMIT, for “Infectious Disease Models and Innovative Therapies” is a national Research and Technological infrastructure for biology and health dedicated to preclinical research on infectious diseases. IDMIT is located in the CEA site of Fontenay-aux-Roses, France.
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The first 1st ENOVA adjuvant Workshop will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland 26-27 march 2018 at Hotel Aquatis (https://www.aquatis-hotel.ch/en/)