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AMVTNETHIC

Strategic Support Measures (INCO)

AMVTN Workshops on the Molecular Biology and Immunology of Malaria Vaccines
Framework programme:
5
Project number:
ICA4-CT-1999-50003
EC contribution:
€ 220 000
Duration:
36 months
Type:
AM
Starting date:
1 April 2000

Summary:

The African Malaria Vaccine Testing Network (AMVTN), a network of African and European malaria researches supported by the INCO-DC programme, propose to hold three workshops in Africa on the Molecular Biology and Immunology of Malaria Vaccines. Their objective will be to keep young African molecular biologists and immunologists abreast of the latest developments in malaria vaccine research, and permit African and European malariologists to discuss future strategies for malaria vaccine development and testing in Africa with external immunologists and vaccine researchers.

Objectives:

The African Malaria Vaccine Testing Network (AMVTN) proposes to hold three Molecular Biology and Immunology of Malaria Vaccines Workshops in Africa, aimed at bringing a selected group of younger post-doctoral African scientists up-to-date with the latest developments in malaria vaccine research. This accompanying measure is linked to the Key Action 2 initiatives on the development of malaria vaccines and the INCO-DEV initiatives on the control of infectious disease in Africa. The teaching faculty for the workshops will be drawn from European groups involved in malaria vaccine research and development. The African scientists that the measure wishes to reach will be research institute, university and health ministry-based, trained in molecular biology and immunology, and either working in malaria vaccine research and testing or interested in becoming involved in such work.

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