In low-income countries the efficacy of vaccination against important pathogens is reduced compared with high-income countries, limiting their health benefits. New technology is beginning to unravel the role of human genetic variation, microbial exposure and nutrition in determining the immune response to vaccination. This meeting will discuss these scientific advances and develop a research agenda for more effective vaccines and vaccination strategies.
You can download the draft programme (PDF), and abstracts and biographies of the speakers are available below. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the event, and the papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions B.
Attending this event
This event has already taken place. Recorded audio of the presentations can be found below.
This meeting was immediately followed by a related, two-day satellite meeting, Biological challenges to effective vaccines: learning from variation in vaccine immunogenicity and efficacy at the Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre.
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