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Johnjoe McFadden

Professor Johnjoe McFadden

Research Fellow


University of Surrey

Research summary

I have made several significant advances this year but probably the most significant is that we have constructed a new strain of the BCG vaccine that can be used alongside cheap and effective diagnostic skin tests It is hoped that the availability of the new vaccine and compatible diagnostics will allow vaccination of cattle to protect against TB, something that is currently banned because of interference with the skin test.

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Building an in silico description of the host-pathogen interaction in TB.

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Dates: May 2014 - Apr 2019

Value: £25,000