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Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO)
Lifecycle:1 Oct 2003 → 31 Dec 2018
Organisation profile:Integrated vaccine and microbiological research with a focus on increasing the understanding of the immune response in prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines (including tumour vaccines) and on the containment of antibiotic resistance. - Development of point of care diagnostic systems - Therapeutic and/or preventive (personalized) health care - Applied research with human vaccines - Research for surrogate biomerkers - Biobanking - Development of injection devices - Epidemiological studies and modelling of infectious diseases - Insights in the human microbiota and impact of antibiotic and probiotic therapies - Antibiotic use and resistance - Economic evaluation of vaccination campaigns Several innovative research topics are ongoing or in the pipeline: potential development of theranostic devices (e.g. rapid Point of Care Diagnostics, optical biosensors, lab-on-chip, microarrays) for pathogen detection and associated resistance in collaboration with several European research partners; potential development of new rapid diagnostic tests and injection devices; potential development of patient-specific cellular vaccines for targeted antiviral and anticancer therapy.
Keywords:CLINICAL TRIAL, STEM CELLS, HEMATOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY, HEALTH ECONOMICS, ANTIBIOTICS, VACCINOLOGY
Disciplines:Microbiology, Systems biology, Hematology, Laboratory medicine, Social medical sciences