Training network for next generation vaccinologist.. (VACTRAIN)
Training network for next generation vaccinologists
Start date: Nov 1, 2012,
End date: Oct 31, 2016
Vaccines are the most cost-effective health interventions available (WHO). The impact of vaccination on the health of the world’s population cannot be overstressed. Vaccinolgy is the multidisciplinary discipline of developing vaccine interventions it combines knowledge from basic sciences, medical sciences, public health and social sciences. Ideally a vaccinologists would be able to have a general overview of all disciplines involved but 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 a 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 will provide high quality employment and will sustain European’s competitiveness. Clearly there are public health and economic reasons to invest in a training program training the European vaccinologists of the future.
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