BactiVac 2nd Annual Network Meeting 20 & 21 March

BactiVac 2ndAnnual Network Meeting 20 & 21 March 2019 – registration now open


MRC-supported Bacterial Vaccines (BactiVac) Network, hosted at the University of Birmingham and led by Prof Cal MacLennan and Prof Adam Cunningham, was launched in August 2017 and has a vision to facilitate human and animal bacterial vaccine development focusing on low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Our community of experts from multiple disciplines provides a forum to work together to overcome the barriers that inhibit the delivery of new vaccines where they are most needed. We want you to join and be part of this community. You can apply for free membership by completing our simple application form.


Registration has now opened for our  2nd Annual Network Meeting. The event will be held on 20 & 21 March 2019 and the aim of the meeting is to offer those attending opportunities to broaden connections within our membership, exchange ideas for furthering research possibilities, whilst also receiving interesting and inspiring talks. We are thrilled and honoured at the host of internationally renowned speakers that our programme offers. Please note that there are limited places available at this meeting, and would emphasise the need to register in advance to avoid disappointment. Full details of the Meeting are available on our website.


Network Members based in an LMIC country are encouraged to apply for a travel bursary of up to £1,250 GBP to support travel costs relating to attendance at our 2nd Annual Network Meeting. To support the training development of our members, we are also hosting a Grant Writing Workshop in conjunction with the Annual Network Meeting. The Workshop will benefit researchers with little or no experience in writing proposals to UK funding bodies. Applications for travel bursaries and the Workshop close on 6 January 2019 12 midnight (GMT).


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