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Respiratory Syncytial Virus

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

Annual Meeting 2018 audience

The 2nd HIC-Vac Annual Meeting took place on 12-13 November, 2018, in the beautiful...

Group A Streptococcus

Five research teams are each receiving around £100,000 of seed-funding to help set up or improve human...


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...

salmonella typhi

Salmonella Typhi bacteria can invade the intestines and blood and lead to a disease called typhoid...

Human infection studies in the news

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).


There's a well-written article by Clive Cookson in the Financial Times focused on human infection studies, including quotes from Dr Simon Kolstoe, Professors Daniela Ferreira and Peter Openshaw, and study volunteer Lily Hoa. 

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