Vaccines — Editors


Prof. Dr. Diane M. Harper
Professor of Family and Geriatric Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bioengineering, Epidemiology and Population Health, Health Promotions and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 501 East Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Interests: cervical cancer prevention; HPV vaccine, HPV prevention; HPV cure; CIN detection; CIN cure; quality of life; shared decision making; communications
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Dr. Florian Krammer
Associate Editor-in-Chief
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, One Gustave L. Levy Place, 10029 NY, Box 1124, USA
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Interests: influenza virus; avian influenza; universal influenza virus vaccines; hemagglutinin; neuraminidase; stalk-reactive antibodies; zoonotic viral infections; emerging viruses; viral glycoproteins
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. James S. (Jim) Koopman
Emeritus Professor, Department of Epidemiology, 1415 E. Washington Heights, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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Interests: Infection transmission system analysis; population dynamics; indirect vaccine effects; estimation of population effects; avidity analysis; policy inference
Dr. Randy A. Albrecht
Department of Microbiology, Box 1124, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA
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Interests: influenza virus; influenza virus vaccines; mucosal immunity; virus-host interactions; pathogenesis; emerging viruses; animal models
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Special Issue in Vaccines: Pathogen-Host Interactions: Implications for Vaccine Design
Dr. Covadonga Alonso
Department of Biotechnology, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), Ctra. de la Coruna Km 7.5, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: virus/host interactions and pathogenesis; anti-viral immune responses; innate immunity; targets for vaccines and antivirals design; nanoparticles; animal viruses; African swine fever virus
Prof. Dr. Martin F. Bachmann
1. Department of Immunology, University of Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
2. Nuffield Department of Medicine, The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7DQ, UK
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Interests: Therapeutic vaccines; non-communicable diseases; cancer; virus-like particles; antibody therapies; immunology; memory
Prof. Dr. Olga Borges
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology & Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Pólo das Ciências da Saúde, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal
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Interests: focussed on the development of polymeric carriers as adjuvants for mucosal vaccination (protein and DNA) and examination of the interactions of delivery systems with biological targets in vitro and in vivo
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Special Issue in Vaccines: Nanoparticles to Co-Deliver Immunopotentiators and Antigens
Prof. Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi
Associate Dean and Professor of Pediatric Tropical Medicine, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 1102 Bates St., Ste. 550, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Interests: neglected tropical diseases; vaccines; parasitic diseases; helminths; protozoa; product development; hookworm; schistosomiasis; Chagas disease; Leishmaniasis; Onchocerciasis; Capacity building
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Special Issue in Vaccines: RNA Vaccines against Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Dr. Sandra S. Chaves
Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Interests: infectious disease epidemiology; influenza; duration of vaccine-induced immunity; influenza treatment; influenza prevention
Prof. Dr. C.A.H.H. (Toos) Daemen
Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Groningen, Groningen 9700 RB, The Netherlands
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Interests: cancer immunotherapy; therapeutic vaccines; HPV; Hepatitis C virus; intratumoral immune environment; alphavirus-based vaccines
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Special Issue in Vaccines: Therapeutic Vaccines and Cancer Immunotherapy
Prof. Dr. Shiladitya DasSarma
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University System of Maryland, Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202 USA
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Interests: expression systems; antigen delivery; malaria; typhoid; sepsis; cancer; halophiles; Archaea
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Special Issue in Vaccines: Microbial Antigen Delivery
Dr. Kristina De Paris
Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Center for AIDS Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Burnett Womack Bldg., Rm 9029, 160 Dental Circle, CB #7292, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7292, USA
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Interests: HIV/SIV pathogenesis; pediatric HIV vaccines; neonatal/ infant immune development; mucosal immunology
Prof. Dr. Alan L. Epstein
Department of Pathology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
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Interests: Tumor immunology; Immunotherapy; Animal tumor models; Tumor microenvironment; Innate immune agonists; Antibodies and antibody fusion proteins; Chemokines/cytokines/co-stimulatory molecules
Prof. Dr. Soldano Ferrone
Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
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Interests: immunotherapy of malignant diseases; monoclonal antibodies; HLA antigens; immune escape mechanisms
Prof. Dr. Marc P. Girard
University Paris 7, French National Academy of Medicine, 49 rue D'Aubigny, FR 69003 Lyon, France
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Interests: viral vaccine research and development: HIV vaccines, influenza vaccines, lentiviruses; vaccinology in general; and anti-viral immune responses: neutralizing antibodies, ADCC and ADCVI, CD8+ T cell responses, innate immunity responses, mucosal immunity
Dr. Martin Villalba Gonzalez
INSERM-UM1 U1040, Université de Montpellier 1, 34295 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
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Interests: antitumor immunotherapy; cell therapy; NK cell; monoclonal antibodies; antibody-dependent cell cytotoxicity; MAPK; metabolism; dichloroacetate
Dr. Elena A. Govorkova
Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-3678, USA
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Interests: antiviral drugs for the control of influenza infection, including H5N1 influenza viruses: assessment of antiviral drug efficacy in vitro and in vivo; evaluation of viral fitness; combination chemotherapy; influenza vaccines: immunogenicity and protective efficacy
Prof. Dr. Toshio Hattori
Graduate School of Health Science Studies, KIBI International University, Takahashi city, Okayama 716-8508, Japan
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Interests: Tuberculosis, HIV, AIDS, Dengue, Disaster, Galectin-9, Osteopontin
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular Mechanism of Infectious Disease
Special Issue in Reports: Development of Easy, Quick and Accurate Diagnostic Methods for Infectious Diseases
Dr. Maria G. Isaguliants
Riga Stradins University, Ratsupites 5, Riga LV-1069, Latvia
Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Nobelsvägen 16, Stockholm 17177, Sweden
Gamalya Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Gamaleya street 16, 123098 Moscow, Russia
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Interests: human immunodeficiency virus type 1; human hepatitis C virus; DNA vaccines; in vivo imaging,; T cell response; B cell response; mouse models; cancer; oxidative stress
Dr. Angelo A. Izzo
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Interests: Tuberculosis immunity; animal models; vaccines
Prof. Dr. Chinnaswamy Jagannath
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, 6400 Fannin Street, MSB 2.200, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Interests: vaccines for tuberculosis; TLR signaling and adjuvants; Th1 immunity and T cells; Dendritic cells and macrophages-pathogen survival
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Special Issue in Vaccines: Tuberculosis Vaccines
Prof. Dr. Ilkka Julkunen
Department of Virology Cancer, Infections and Immunity, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Kiinamyllynkatu 13, 20520 Turku, Finland
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Interests: Influenza; influenza vaccines; flaviviruses; Ebola virus; innate immunity; viral interferon antagonists; adaptive immunity; recombinant viral proteins; microarray for viral antibodies; pandemic influenza vaccines and narcolepsy
Dr. Vjollca H. Konjufca
Department of Microbiology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
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Interests: mucosal immunology; antibodies; nanoparticles; mucosal vaccines; prime-boost immunization; Salmonella pathogenesis; female reproductive tract; antigen uptake and transport; spleen; goblet cells
Prof. Dr. Nirbhay Kumar
Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, Director, Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases Research Center, Tulane University, 333 S. Liberty Street, Mail Code-8317, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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Interests: malaria; vaccines; immunology; genomics; helminthes and co-infection; malaria transmission; malaria drugs and diagnostics
Prof. Dr. Margaret A. Liu
1 ProTherImmune, 3656 Happy Valley Road Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
2 Karolinska Institute, Stockholm SE-17177, Sweden
3. Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, 513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143 USA
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Interests: vaccine technologies; DNA vaccines; cellular immune responses; HIV Vvccines; global health
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Special Issue in Vaccines: DNA Vaccines
Dr. Luis Martinez-Sobrido
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 672, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
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Interests: virology; vaccines; antivirals; influenza viruses; arenaviruses; Zika virus; innate immunity; adaptive immunity; virus–host interaction
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Special Issue in Viruses: Interferon Antiviral Response and Viral Evasion
Special Issue in Viruses: Replication-Competent Reporter-Expressing Viruses
Special Issue in Viruses: New Advances on Zika Virus Research
Dr. Paola Massari
Department of Immunology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Jaharis 512C, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02111, USA
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Interests: bacterial pathogenicity; vaccines; infectious diseases; inflammation; immune response
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Special Issue in Vaccines: TLR signaling in Immune Response
Prof. Dr. Mario A. Monteiro
Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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Interests: Polysaccharides; Conjugates; Carbohydrates; Lipopolysaccharides; Vaccines; Capsules
Prof. Dr. Abu Salim Mustafa
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University PO Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
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Interests: Tuberculosis; vaccines; immunodiagnosis; immuno-pathogenesis
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Special Issue in Vaccines: Tuberculosis Vaccines
Prof. Dr. Toshi Nagata
Department of Health Science, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1-20-1 Handa-yama, Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu 431-3192, Japan
Interests: intracellular bacteria; T cell responses; DNA vaccines; HLA; antigen presentation; tuberculosis
Prof. Dr. Sven-Eric Olsson
Karolinska Institute at Danderyd Hospital, SE-182 88 Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: HPV vaccines; dysplasias and treatment options; immunological memory; cervical cancer screeningHPV vaccines; dysplasias and treatment options; immunological memory; cervical cancer screening programmes programmes
Dr. Romain Paillot
Department of Equine Health, LABÉO - BioTARGEN - Normandie Université (UniCaen), 1 route de Rosel, Saint Contest, 14053 CAEN Cedex 4, France
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Interests: vaccines; infectious diseases; influenza virus; herpes virus; Streptococcus equi and zooepidemicus; horse species; animal models
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Special Issue in Vaccines: Prevention of Respiratory Viral Infection: Vaccine, Antiviral and Immune-Modulator
Prof. Dr. Graham Pawelec
Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tuebingen Center for Medical Research (ZMF), Waldhoernlestr. 22, D-72072 Tuebingen, Germany
Cancer Solutions Progam, Health Sciences North Research Institute, Sudbury, ON, Canada
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Interests: immunosenescence; tumour immunity; immunotherapy; immune monitoring; vaccination; Cytomegalovirus
Dr. Mark Pearson
Research Fellow, Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland 4878, Australia
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Interests: Mark’s major research focus involves looking at the functions of proteins from human parasites (specifically helminths, or worms) and how these molecules interact with the host immune system. He is particularly interested in understanding these processes in the context of developing vaccines against parasites of third world populations and finding novel therapies for autoimmune disorders such as asthma
Dr. Pedro A. Reche
Facultad de Medicina, Dpto. Microbiology I – Immunology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Pza. Ramón y Cajal, Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid 28040, Spain
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Interests: Immunoinformatics, protein engineering, antigen presentation and processing, HLA, epitope, prediction, immunotherapy, vaccines
Prof. Dr. Ger Rijkers
Department of Sciences, University College Roosevelt, Middelburg, The Netherlands
Laboratory for Medical Microbiology and Immunology, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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Interests: pneumococcal polysaccharide; pneumococcal conjugate vaccines; influenza vaccination; immunotherapy; ageing; immunocompromised; travel vaccination
Dr. Rachel L. Roper
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Brody School of Medicine, Brody Women Faculty Committee, East Carolina University, Faculty Marshall, 600 Moye Blvd, Rm 5E106A mailstop 629, Greenville, NC 27834, USA
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Interests: poxviruses; vaccinia; vaccines; viral immunoregulation; antigen presentation; cancer vaccines; viral genomes
Prof. Dr. John K. Rose
Department of Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
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Interests: virology; vaccine and gene expression vectors based on rhabdoviruses; membrane protein assembly, transport and targeting; viral assembly
Prof. Dr. Jagannadha Sastry
Department of Immunology and Department of Veterinary Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Room: SCR4.2013, Unit 902, 7455 Fannin, Houston, TX 77054, USA
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Interests: viral immunology; mucosal immunity; adjuvants; HIV; SIV; SHIV; HPV; T cells; vaccines
Dr. Mariusz Skwarczynski
School Of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
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Interests: Peptide-based Vaccines; Vaccine Delivery; Adjuvants; Peptide Chemistry; Nanoparticles
Prof. Dr. Pramod K. Srivastava
Center for Immunotherapy of Cancer and Infectious Diseases, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT 06030-1601, USA
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Interests: antigen presentation by MHC I and MHC II molecules; immune response to cancer; viral immunity and autoimmunity
Prof. Dr. Walter J. Storkus
Department of Dermatology, Immunology, Bioengineering and Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, W1151 Biomedical Sciences Tower, 200 Lothrop Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
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Interests: Cancer vaccine; Immunotherapy; Cytotoxic T Cells; Dendritic Cells; Epitope Spreading; Angiogenesis; Vascular Normalization
Prof. Dr. Stephen Todryk
Department of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; and Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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Interests: T cells; anti-microbial immunity; immune memory; biomarkers
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Special Issue in Vaccines: T Cell Memory to Vaccination
Special Issue in Cells: Emerging Cellular Therapies: T Cells and Beyond
Prof. Dr. Alfredo G. Torres
Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
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Interests: Bacteria; Nanovaccines; pathogenesis; virulence factors; attenuated bacterial vaccines; reverse vaccinology; Burkholderia; pathogenic Escherichia coli
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Topical Collection in Vaccines: Vaccines Against Chronic and Persistent Bacterial Infections
Prof. Dr. Moriya Tsuji
HIV and Malaria Vaccine Program, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Affiliate of The Rockefeller University, 455 First Ave, Room 747, New York, NY 10016, USA
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Interests: malaria; protozoa; HIV; vaccine; cell-mediated immunity; adjuvant
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Animal Model to Study Viral Immunity
Prof. Dr. Sjoerd H. van der Burg
Department of Oncology, Section Experimental Cancer Immunology and Therapy, K1-P, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden, The Netherlands
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Interests: The aim of my laboratory is to optimally implement immunotherapy as treatment modality for patients with solid tumors. The program is focused on the exploration of key factors in host-tumor interactions that determine successes and failures in immune control of cancer in order to drive the improvement of our immunotherapeutic strategies against solid tumors. Keywords: therapeutic vaccines, immunotherapy, peptides, HPV, chronic viral infections, cancer
Dr. Wilmore C. Webley
Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 240 Thatcher Road, Amherst,MA 01003, USA
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Interests: Immunology; pathogenic bacteriology; vaccine display and delivery; Chlamydia Vaccine development; infectious asthma etiology; obesogenic adenoviruses
Prof. Dr. Zhou Xing
McMaster Immunology Research Centre, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine, Rm. MDCL-4012, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
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Interests: infectious diseases; pulmonary infectious disease; T cell immunity; vaccines; mucosal vaccination
Prof. Dr. XiaoJian Yao
Laboratory of Molecular Human Retrovirology, Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, 745 Bannatyne Avenue, Room 508, Basic Medical Science Building, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9, Canada
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Interests: Virus/host interactions required for HIV replication; Development of Anti-HIV vaccines; Anti-HIV gene therapy
Dr. Eiji Yuba
Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University 5998531 Sakai, Japan
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Interests: drug delivery system; biomaterials; functional polymer; liposome; adjuvant; cancer immunotherapy; gene therapy
Dr. Weiguang Zeng
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Australia
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Interests: Vaccines, vaccine immunology, lipopeptide, TLR2, influenza, adjuvant, innate immunity, adaptive immunity
Prof. Dr. Massimo Zollo
Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, Federico II Faculty of Naples, Italy
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Interests: Human Genetics; Functional Genomics and Biotechnology; Molecular Biology and Oncology; Tumor Microenvironment; Metastasis; Paediatric Brain tumours; cell immunology; metastatic niche
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