4th ENOVA ADJUVANT WORKSHOP, 23-25th March 2020, Genova, ITALY

The next ENOVA workshop will held in Genova, ITALY. Beside the administrative meetings, such as MC meeting or networking activity, there will be one keynote presentation (Vaccine-controlled infective diseases and cancer burden: achievements and perspectives, Prof. Alberto Izzotti, Genova University) and five scientific sessions (Improving existing adjuvant-based formulations; Novel vaccine adjuvants; Scale-up procedures for adjuvant production; Assays for the characterization of antigen-adjuvant formulations, and Selecting protocols for preclinical testing and down selection).

The procedure for registration of the meeting is:

  1. before January 15th you sign up for participation via the doodle link: https://doodle.com/poll/fzxeq86ptedev3bi. There is an upper limit of 60 participants, so do not hesitate.
  2. Hereafter you will receive an official COST invite, where you register your participation.
  3. At the same time (deadline February 1st), you submit a title for a lightning talk (10-15 minutes), where you suggest a focus are among the five listed above. Also write 3-4 lines about the topic of your talk. Send to me (den@ssi.dk). There will be a maximum of 30 talks (prioritized by submission sequence)
  4. Mid February, you will receive a first draft of the detailed program.

Agenda Monday March 23rd 2020

12:30 – 12:45    Welcome to Genova, Camillo Rosano (?, Italy)

12:45 – 13:00    Introduction to ENOVA & the workshop, Dennis Christensen (SSI, DK)

12:50 – 15:00    Session 1:        Improving existing adjuvant-based formulations

  • To evaluate whether mucosal adjuvants enhance the immunological responses of pigs immunized with Nipah Virus F and G protein replication incompetent paramyxovirus vectored vaccines, Louise Cosby (Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast, UK)
  • Philip Hassing Ronøe Carlsen (DTU, DK)
  • The adjuvant LT-K63 enhances B cell activation and survival factors expression in neonatal mice - comparative study of LT-K63 and other adjuvants on the induction of germinal center and ASC, Stefania P. Bjarnarson (University of Iceland/National University Hospital of Iceland).
  • Available slot 15 mins
  • Available slot 15 mins
  • Available slot 15 mins

15:00 – 15:30    Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00    Session 2:        Novel vaccine adjuvants

  • Title avaiting, Katharina Wørzner (SSI, DK)
  • Development of new adjuvants/adjuvant formulations based on purified Astragalus saponin, Astragaloside VII (AST VII), Nilgün Yakuboğullari (İzmir Institute of Technology, Turkey)
  • Protein corona and rigidity affect regulatory T-cells induction using liposomes, Bram Slütter (LUMC, NL)
  • Title avaiting, Tomas Boirazian (NIBSC, UK)
  • Available slot 15 mins

17:00 – 17:30    Collaboration possibilities within ENOVA – what will COST support

Evening on your own  


Agenda tuesday March 24th 2020

08:30 – 9:30     Session 3:        Scale-up procedures for adjuvant production

  • Modelling a pandemic INFLUENZA vaccine manufacturing using CrisBio® technology, Ana Falcon (Algenex, Spain)
  • Available slot 15 mins
  • Available slot 15 mins
  • Available slot 15 mins

09:30 – 10:00    Coffee break

10:00 – 12:00    MC meeting (only for members of the Management Committee)

12:00 – 13:00    Lunch

13:00 – 14:30    Session 4:        Assays for the characterization of antigen-adjuvant formulations

  • Comparison of different assay formats for characterisation of adjuvant activity, Sandra Diebold (NIBSC, UK).
  • In vitro investigations of adjuvant properties of selected novel PRR agonists, Samo Guzelj (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Available slot 15 mins
  • Available slot 15 mins

14:30 – 15:00    Coffee break

15:00 – 17:30    Session 5:        Selecting protocols for preclinical testing and down selection

  • Vaccine Adjuvants Differentially Affect Kinetics of Antibody and Germinal Center Responses, thus Confounding Adjuvant Comparisons, Dennis Christensen (SSI, DK).
  • Available slot 15 mins
  • Available slot 15 mins

19:00 -              Galla Dinner at ………

Agenda Wednesday March 25th 2020

09:00 – 09:15    Introduction to networking activity

09:15 – 11:30    Networking activity

11:30 – 12:00    Short presentation on future activities as discussed in the MC meeting

Published Feb. 28, 2020 11:27 PM - Last modified Mar. 4, 2020 12:36 AM