Training school: Theoretical course on Adjuvants and Vaccine Formulation
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.