Three H2020 funded projects in the field of TB vaccine research & development, TBVAC2020, EMI-TB and STriTuVad, organise a joint workshop on 8 October 2019 in Brussels “Maintaining European scientific excellence and global leadership in TB Vaccine R&D”, the Impact of 3 EU funded TB vaccine Research and Innovation projects on the global TB vaccine pipeline.

This meeting brings together scientists, policy makers, funders and other key stakeholders in TB vaccine research and innovation (R&I). The results and impact of three H2020 TB projects (TBVAC2020, EMI-TB and Strituvad) on the TB vaccine field and the TB vaccine pipeline will be presented. Meeting participants will be asked to contribute to priority policy relevant recommendations as to how the collaborative research effort that underpins these results, can be taken forward in the next two years and imbedded in FP9.

For further information please visit the TuBerculosis Vaccine Initiative's site.

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The meeting, hosted by Prof. Francesco Dieli and his team was an opportunity to review our progress in mucosal TB vaccine research and define future priorities. 

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Dr Rajko Reljic and Dr Mathew Paul attended the annual general meeting of the TBVAC2020 consortium and the symposium ‘TB vaccines and Immunity’ (http://www.tbvi.eu/presentations-tbvi-symposium-tb-vaccines-and-immunity/ )  in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, 1-5 February. Dr Reljic presented an update on progress of the EMI-TB project and both were invited to TBVAC2020 Steering Committee meeting to discuss future cooperation between the two consortia. Several lines of cooperation were identified with a joint late stage pre-clinical testing of the most promising vaccine candidates at the later stages of the projects being one of them.

The 3rd annual meeting of the EMI-TB project was held in Vigo, hosted by Africa Gonzalez-Fernandez and her team.

Several important milestones were acheived, and the meeting was a excellent opportunity to plan for the future as our project enters the next phase of delivery.

A public summary of the meeting will be available soon.

EMI-TB held a successful 2nd annual project meeting in Stockholm, hosted by Martin Rottenberg and Carmen Fernandez.

EMI-TB participants at the 2nd AGM

 EMI-TB braves the snow at the 2nd AGM