Host responses underlying immunity
This theme aims to identify host responses underlying immunity, both following natural infections and vaccination.
Researchers at The Roslin Institute are using this knowledge to develop vaccines that elicit lasting cross-protection as well as strategies to improve their delivery and efficacy. This work requires the development of tools and methods to interrogate immune responses in livestock, which can be very different to those evolved in humans and rodents.
Examples of previous and current work in this area: