Welcome to VacTrain
An initial training network for vaccinologists
Vaccines are the most cost-effective health interventions available. The impact of vaccination on the health of the world’s population cannot be overstressed. Vaccinology is the multidisciplinary discipline of developing vaccine interventions and combines knowledge from basic sciences, medical sciences, public health and social sciences. Ideally a vaccinologist should have a general overview of all disciplines involved and at the same time be able to zoom in on it’s own discipline.
There is hardly any formal training to become a vaccinologist in the world and none such training exists at the PhD level in Europe. The need for a program to train vaccinologists is apparent and recognised . The vaccine industry is a largely European based industry. Investing in the future of this industry by training the next generation vaccinologists will boost European’s economy and will sustain European’s competitiveness. Clearly there are public health and economic reasons to invest in a program training the European vaccinologists of the future.
Eleven PhD students (VacTrainees) will be trained. They will carry out research in one of host laboratories, located in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Belgium, Israel, Germany, Italy and Austria. In addition they will participate in a training programme improving skills in. management, innovation, communication, writing, dissemination, intellectual property, valorisation and entrepreneurship. This is complemented by training modules in all aspects of vaccinology, attendance of conferences and secondments for 2 to 3 months to one of the other partners.
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