Special Issue "Progress toward a Malaria Vaccine"

A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X). This special issue belongs to the section "Vaccines against (re)emerging and Tropical Infections Diseases".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 9 November 2022 | Viewed by 102

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ganesh Ram Visweswaran
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Guest Editor
Seattle Children's Research Institute, Center for Global Infectious Diseases Research, 1900 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Interests: vaccine development for malaria
Dr. Kamalakannan Vijayan
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Guest Editor
Center for Global Infectious Disease Research, 1900 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Interests: pathogens; malaria; interact with their human host

Special Issue Information

The broader scope of the Special Issue on “Progress towards a Malaria Vaccine” is to collate all the scientific efforts made towards the malaria vaccine development. Research articles, reviews, commentaries, short scientific reports, and mini-reviews covering various areas of malaria vaccine development including parasitology, immunology, vaccine development, vaccine efficacy and safety studies, clinical trials, animal models, molecular biology and vaccine targets, mathematical models, structural biology, and related topics could be part of the scope of this Special Issue.

Dear Colleagues,

Last year, the World Health organization (WHO) recommended RTS,S/AS01, a Plasmodium falciparum Circumsporozoite protein (CSP)-based pre-erythrocytic vaccine for children living at high-risk regions such as sub-Saharan Africa and other regions with high P. falciparum transmission. The vaccine has delivered a favorable safety profile and has shown significant reduction (30%) in malaria-prone areas. This has inspired several researchers around the world to develop advanced strategies and more efficient vaccines by identifying potential vaccine targets, different vaccine models (DNA, mRNA, Whole sporozoite, other subunit vaccines such as R21), immunization routes, different adjuvants, various vaccine carriers, etc., to achieve the WHO’s target of eliminating malaria by 2030. The significance of this Special Issue is to set a common platform for researchers working in advanced malaria vaccine development areas as mentioned in the scope of the Special Issue. We aim to cover most topics related to vaccine development, new targets, different vaccines, animal models, vaccine efficacy and safety profiles, and so on and so forth.

We are pleased to invite you (…)

  • To submit your scientific work related to malaria vaccine development including experimental data, expert reviews, clinical study safety profile and efficacy, and commentary on the malaria vaccine development and advancements. This would be part of the Vaccines journal and should fit the scope of the journal.

This Special Issue aims to (…)

  • Collate original scientific research articles, reviews, commentaries, short reports, and mini-reviews

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Different vaccines (mRNA, DNA, Subunit, whole parasite, etc.);
  • Various adjuvants and route of vaccinations;
  • Vaccine immunology;
  • Targeted vaccine delivery;
  • Statistical and Mathematical models in vaccine development;
  • Clinical trials;
  • Vaccine dose and immunization regimens;
  • Structural biology;
  • Vaccine efficacy;
  • Vaccine safety profiles;
  • Animal models;
  • Novel vaccine targets. 

I/We look forward to receiving your contributions. 

Dr. Ganesh Ram Visweswaran
Dr. Kamalakannan Vijayan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • various adjuvants and route of vaccinations
  • vaccine immunology
  • targeted vaccine delivery
  • statistical and mathematical models in vaccine development
  • clinical trials
  • vaccine dose and immunization regimens
  • structural biology
  • vaccine efficacy
  • vaccine safety profiles
  • animal models
  • novel vaccine targets

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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