Tropical Diseases

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Approximately 1 billion people – one sixth of the world’s population – suffer from one or more neglected tropical diseases. The World Health Organization has defined Neglected Tropical Diseases as diseases that affect a majority of the developing world but have been underfunded in terms of research and product development dollars. They include (among others): Buruli ulcer, Chagas disease, Cholera, Dengue, Dracunculensis, Leishmaniasis, Onchocerciasis, Schistosomiasis, and Trachoma. Genomes for many of these pathogens are becoming available due to research efforts worldwide, and so the iCubed is collaborating with researchers to identify new epitopes and design vaccines using the CCHI funded ‘iVAX’ toolkit. The iCubed runs a training session per year – following these training sessions, NTD researchers can gain access to a dedicated website containing their genomes of choice for their own epitope-mapping use.


  • April 15, 2016

    ISV & Vaccine Renaissance Conference – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS!

    The 2016 ISV Annual Congress in collaboration with Vaccine Renaissance X and DNA Vaccine will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, United States on Oct. 2-4, 2016.    Registration abstract is opening soon! The planning committee encourages you to submit an abstract for consideration! Abstract Submission Deadline: June 24th Abstract Decision Deadline: July 15th
  • March 11, 2016

    10th Annual Vaccine Renaissance Save the Date Postcard

    CLICK HERE to see the save the date postcard for 2016 ISV Conference
  • February 19, 2016

    iCubed Team Members Making Moves

    This past week at iCubed, Dr. Barbara Lohman Payne received a new title of Associate Research Professor. Barbara joined iCubed and URI as a Research Assistant Professor in 2013, with the Laboratory of Viral Immunity and Pathogenesis. Dr. Lohman-Payne’s area of research is viral immunopathology, with special interest in the impact of HIV exposure in ...