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The UK will be the first country to run a Covid-19 human infection challenge study, following a favourable...

Typhoid fever poster

The bacterial pathogen Salmonella Typhi causes typhoid fever, which is a global health problem.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Professor Peter Openshaw has recorded a MOOC Vaccinology session, and describes how human challenge studies...



Diarrhoea continues to be one of the leading causes of death among children worldwide (nearly half a...

Bordetella pertussis growing on agar

October 1784, Thomas Jefferson (known as the Founding Father of the United States and author of the...

The pneumococcus

Streptococcus pneumoniae (or pneumococcus) is a type of bacteria...

Human infection studies in the news

UK-VN Science & Innovation newsletter featured a short piece on HIC-Vac and the pump priming study we are funding in Vietnam, led by Evelyne Kestelyn, exploring regulatory and ethical frameworks.

DPT vaccine

Seven research teams are each receiving pump-priming funding of between £25-75,000 to carry out research relevant to human infection studies, with the ultimate goal of better understanding diseases, how they spread and developing ways to prevent or treat them.


An article summarising HIC-Vac's goals and activities, published in Impact (a series of high-quality, open access and free to access science reports).


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