Dates for your diary

Avian Virus and Avian Immunology meetings will be held, back-to-back, in Oxford in September next year (2018).

Block the dates in your diaries, bookmark these webpages and make sure you’re on the mailing lists!

Microbiology Society Focused Meeting: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS OF AVIAN VIRUSES 2018. (3-4 Sept 2018)

Avian Immunology Research Group (AIRG) 2018. (5-7 Sept 2018)

The meetings will be held consecutively at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, UK.

New Section Tab – selected journal articles

We have added a new high level tab (below “News” in the side menu bar), entitled “Selected Journal Articles“.

We’ll be posting articles that interest us, our authors or other avian virologists who contact us. They’ll also be added to the most relevant top level tag(s) (e.g.Birnaviruses” for one just added)

Houghton Trust Grants

International Travel and Subsistence

Next Application deadline: 15th June 2017.

Grants for young avian diseases research workers, of any nationality, aged 35 or under, to undertake the following, in countries other than their own:

  1. Attendance and participation in scientific meetings.
  2. Short visits to appropriate laboratories for discussions and/or learning specific techniques (maximum duration 14 days).
  3. Appropriate training courses (not exceeding 14 days).

Deadlines: 15th Feb, 15th June or 15th Nov annually.

Small Project Research Grants (UK-based researchers ONLY)

Next Application deadline: 31st July 2017.

Small Grants (currently max. £10,000) for research into diseases of poultry.

Grants must be used in furtherance of research on avian diseases.

Vacation Studentships

Applications now closed for 2017. Deadline: 1st April 2017.

Vacation Studentships to enable undergraduate veterinary students in the UK to work on research projects related to avian and particularly poultry diseases during the summer vacation of that year

 

Emerging Viruses of Zoonotic and Veterinary Importance

Meeting announcement:

Emerging Viruses of Zoonotic and Veterinary Importance

(EV-ZVI )

24–26 July 2017.     Churchill College, Cambridge UK

This meeting, building on the success of Emerging Viruses 2015 held in Nottingham, will bring together international researchers with an interest in tackling emerging viruses that affect all species, whether human, pet, production or wild. This will allow cross-fertilisation of ideas and common trends to be identified, as well as discussion of methodologies and prospects going forward.

Evaluation of dry powder aerosol influenza vaccine for chickens

Pulmonary immunization of chickens using non-adjuvanted spray-freeze dried whole inactivated virus vaccine completely protects against highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus

Ben Peeters et al. (2014) Vaccine 32: 6445–6450. doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.09.048

Freely accessible commentary on the project and wider considerations, including production capacity, available in Poultry World (Dick van Doorn, 6 Mar 2017 “Vaccine atomisation promising for influenza immunisation“)