Vaccine Formulation & Delivery
The main goals of the Vaccine Formulation and Delivery group is to improve vaccines by developing new formulations and delivery mechanisms. Current research projects are focused on the discovery and development of new adjuvants, the development of vaccines for specialized populations (e.g. neonates and the elderly), and understanding vaccine retention and distribution in the body. A range of vaccine delivery methods are also being investigated including the use of viral and bacterial vectors, mucosal delivery and the development of needle-free and topical vaccines.
- Intrauterine immunization – a novel approach to induce broad mucosal immunity
- Induction and regulation of mucosal immunity in the neonate
Viral vaccine vectors:
- Adenovirus vectors for vaccine delivery
- Development and application of peptide arrays for kinome analysis in agricultural species
- Comparative immunology – innate immunity in bees