Training: Free Training Course on Practical Approaches to Vaccine Development


There is currently no application period open for the training course.

The first and second training courses "Practical approaches to vaccine development" took place on 3rd-6th September 2012 and 11th-15th March 2013, respectively, at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Switzerland. Read the Post-training advert of the first course and the Post-training advert of the second course.
The vaccine formulation laboratory at University of Lausanne has been created under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Adjuvant Development Initiative (GADI) which aims at facilitating access to adjuvant systems and associated know-how for the public sector.

The course aims at developing a set of modules on vaccine research and development. It will increase preparedness of potential vaccine developers.

The training course covers aspects such as Business Development Aspects, Antigen Systems, Fermentation & Media, Downstream Processing, Formulation, Animal Models, Stability Studies, Toxicology, GLP, and Clinical Dossiers. Renowned international speakers from both industry and academia will be lecturing on the specific subjects.
Download the final agenda of the first course and the final agenda of the second course.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to attend the course, candidates must be working in a European Union or Associated Member State. Alternatively, candidates from other countries will be considered if they are working in a vaccine development project funded by the European Commission (EC) or EDCTP. Candidates should ideally possess formal education or training in the area of vaccine research and development and should preferably hold a BSc, MSc or comparable research experience. In addition, all applicants must provide a letter of reference from their supervisor.