|For Researchers : Centers
- The Albert B.
Sabin Vaccine Institute is dedicated to continuing the work
of Dr. Albert Sabin, a pioneer in the use of vaccines to prevent disease. Dr. Sabin,
developer of the oral live virus polio vaccine, and Dr. Jonas Salk, erased the fear of
polio from the world's population. Currently, their vaccines together save an estimated
600,000 lives each year worldwide.
- The Arnold Lab at the
Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine at Rutgers University is concentrating on
using structural information about viruses to guide antiviral drug and vaccine design and
to enhance understanding of molecular recognition and molecular design principles in
- Brown University is a
research center working on TB vaccine
development. The approach there is based on the identification of antigenic epitopes
of MHC-binders for TB.
- The Centre for Animal Biotechnology at the University of Melbourne, Australia, has as its major goal "to promote and conduct high quality research in large animal species that will contribute significantly to the development of improved methods for livestock management and disease control as well as serving as useful models for human disease processes."
- Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) is a U.S. government agency involved in all aspects of disease
control and prevention, including outbreak alerts, guidelines, etc. The CDC's publications
are highlighted in several sections of The Vaccine Page.
- The Department of Immunology of the St. Bartholomew's and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in London is a research and teaching center.
- The Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research, located at Compton in Berkshire, England, seeks to understand the immune responses against infectious organisms or malignant cells and apply new knowledge and technologies to develop effective means of inducing protective or therapeutic immunity in humans. The Institute is both a research and a training center.
Resource Site at the Department of Immunology at St. Bartholemew's and the Royal
London School of Medicine and Dentistry in the UK is rich in detail of value to vaccine
- Institute for
Virus Research (IVR) at Kyoto University, Japan, has an experimental web page that
appears to be in the early stages of development, but does offer new information on
molecular biology tools there and some valuable links to other WWW resources, as well as
information restricted to local users.
National Centre for Immunisation Research (NCIRS)"
was established at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children,
Sydney, by Australia's National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
in August 1997, to carry out research and give independent
expert advice about all aspects of diseases which can be
prevented by vaccination, particularly in children.
- Turku Immunology
Centre in Finland is a research and graduate program established in 1993 to bring
together research groups in immunology within Turku University, Åbo Akademi University
and the National Public Health Institute in Turku.
Vaccine Evaluation Centre (VEC) is the first formal center for independent vaccine
evaluation research in Canada. It is a joint product of B.C.'s Children's Hospital and the
University of British Columbia. The center is designed to facilitate independent studies
of a broad range of clinical immunization issues, with the goal of developing data that
will help health authorities select the best vaccines and strategies for use in
- The Vaccine Strategy Program at the Centre for Animal Biotechnology at the University of Melbourne, Australia, aims to utilize insights in humoral and cellular immunology and cytokine biology to develop better vaccines for infectious diseases and better vaccine delivery systems for both human and veterinary applications.