Awarded a porcine circovirus research project from CReSA

The project by Sergio López-Soria was awarded at the 7th edition of the European PCV2 Research Award sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.

Since 2007, the company has supported 20 research projects with 25,000 euro each - in total 500,000 euro. In 2013 the independent review board had to choose between eleven high-quality projects. In the 7th edition of the PCV2 awards they selected the following projects to be awarded:

• The effect of dam PCV2a vaccination on subsequent challenge with a variant PCV2b strain during late gestation and the effect of exposure of piglets from vaccinated and unvaccinated dams to porcine parvovirus type 1 (PPV1) at weaning. (Prof. Tanja Opriessnig, UK)
• PCV2 vaccination of sows at different stages of the production cycle: Effects on the reproductive parameters and transfer of maternal antibodies.
(Sergio López Soria, Spain)
• Prevention of initial replication of PCV2 by vaccination with CircoFLEX.
(Prof. Dirk Werling, UK)

The PCV2 research award celebration was held at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Cerdanyola de Vallès, Barcelona, Spain. The 2013 awards were presented to the winning researchers by the head of the review board: Prof. Maurice Pensaert, former head of the Laboratory of Virology of Ghent University in Belgium, and Dr Petra Maaß, Global Senior Technical Manager for Swine Biologicals at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.

European Porcine Circovirus (PCV2) Research Award

Boehringer Ingelheim intends to continuously support independent applied research in the field of PCV2 immunity, pathogenesis, epidemiology and interaction with other (potential) pathogens. The European Porcine Circovirus (PCV2) Research Award is an annual award that recognizes research proposals in this area of applied immunological PCV2 research.

The award has an independent review board with leading European scientists in applied porcine research reviewing the entries and deciding upon the winning proposals. A maximum of three prizes, worth 25,000 euros each, are granted to European researchers every year, to advance scientific knowledge in these areas.

More information:

Sergio López Soria
Researcher from CReSA
CReSA Field Studies Unit
Phone no.: +34 93 581 44 95
Fax: +34 93 581 44 90
Campus UAB. Edifici CReSA s/n
08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès) Spain

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