3 day International Vaccine Conference begins today at ICGEB, New Delhi

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) will be organizing the International Vaccine Conference during November 27-29 at New Delhi

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New Delhi: The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) will be organizing the International Vaccine Conference during November 27-29 at ICGEB Campus, New Delhi. This conference will bring together international vaccine experts/stakeholders from diverse disciplines involved in public health and emerging technologies in vaccine research.

The conference commemorates the 30th anniversary of the establishment of ICGEB, an international organisation dedicated to the needs of the developing world with components at Trieste, Italy; Cape Town, South Africa and New Delhi, India. ICGEB being a pioneer international institution in the field of disease biology, vaccine development, diagnostics and therapeutics, understands the need for international collaborative efforts to develop technologies to improve human health globally. This event is an effort to bring the world together to brainstorm on the cutting edge discoveries that will facilitate future vaccine research and will help to design better policies for future in these areas.

The event will be inaugurated on November 27, 2017 by Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Minister of Science and Technology, and Earth Sciences. Dr Mauro Giacca, Director General, ICGEB, Dr K VijayRaghavan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, and Dr Dinakar M. Salunke, Director, ICGEB New Delhi will also grace the occasion. Dr M K Bhan, National Professor, IIT Delhi will deliver the inaugural lecture.

The inaugural session will be followed by sessions on various aspects of vaccine development comprising basic research in vaccine discovery, preclinical and clinical vaccine development, public policy implementation. The eminent international scientists, clinicians and policy makers working in the field of vaccines against many diseases including, Dengue, HIV, HPV and Malaria will be delivering lectures in various sessions.

Continuing on the theme of vaccine development, a workshop on ‘Malaria Parasite Biology’ will be organized during Nov 29-Dec 1, 2017 and will also cover research on malaria parasite biology and development of new therapeutic approaches against malaria. The workshop will acquaint young participants in latest findings and breakthrough science and provide hands-on training in cutting edge technologies.

More than 300 participants from India and abroad, including eminent leaders from both the industry and academic institutions, students and young scientists will attend the events.