Special Issue "Vaccine Adjuvants"


A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Edward Lavelle
Adjuvant Research Group, School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin, Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Website: http://people.tcd.ie/lavellee
E-Mail: lavellee@tcd.ie
Interests: adjuvant; vaccine; mucosal; inflammasome; particulate adjuvant; innate immunity; nanoparticle

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The field of vaccine adjuvant research is very dynamic and is expanding across both academic and industrial sectors. In tandem with the increased scope of vaccination beyond traditional prophylactic approaches, novel therapeutic vaccine strategies for chronic infection diseases, cancer and other indications demand the identification of new and improved targeted adjuvant strategies. Vaccine adjuvants can serve a range of functions including amplifying, directing and regulating immune responses but also protecting antigens, achieving multimeric antigen presentation and controlling antigen release. This issue will address the potential of novel adjuvant strategies to modulate innate and adaptive immune responses in order to facilitate the development of improved prophylactic or therapeutic vaccines. There is a specific focus on particulate vaccine adjuvants, however, contributions on other established and experimental adjuvants or their modes of action are welcome.

Dr. Edward Lavelle
Guest Editor


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  • adjuvant
  • vaccine
  • mucosal
  • inflammasome
  • particulate adjuvant
  • innate immunity
  • nanoparticle

Published Papers (4 papers)

Vaccines 2014, 2(2), 297-322; doi:10.3390/vaccines2020297
Received: 3 January 2014; in revised form: 22 March 2014 / Accepted: 28 March 2014 / Published: 14 April 2014
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Vaccines 2014, 2(2), 252-296; doi:10.3390/vaccines2020252
Received: 27 December 2013; in revised form: 20 March 2014 / Accepted: 28 March 2014 / Published: 10 April 2014
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Vaccines 2014, 2(2), 228-251; doi:10.3390/vaccines2020228
Received: 16 December 2013; in revised form: 21 February 2014 / Accepted: 13 March 2014 / Published: 25 March 2014
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Vaccines 2014, 2(2), 216-227; doi:10.3390/vaccines2020216
Received: 5 December 2013; in revised form: 25 February 2014 / Accepted: 10 March 2014 / Published: 25 March 2014
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Last update: 30 April 2013

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