Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization -
International Vaccine Centre

Development of a vaccine for contagious bovine pleuropneumonia

Project Leaders: Andrew Potter, Volker Gerdts, Jose-Perez Casal

Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia is a devastating disease of African cattle caused by Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides. In collaboration with the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), VIDO-InterVac is focused on developing a heat-stable and cost effective subunit vaccine against the disease. Our research group is working to identify vaccine targets using reverse vaccinology. Promising antigens will be selected and vaccine candidate testing will be completed by our partners in Kenya.


  • Conduct trials to test vaccine candidates and adjuvant options
  • Conduct field trials to test vaccines for protection from contagious bovine pleuropneumonia in Kenya