2017 Computational Vaccinology Workshop at International Society of Vaccines

October 4,  2017

The Institute for Immunology & Informatics will be hosting a workshop in vaccine design and Computational Vaccinology, with a focus on neglected tropical and emerging infectious diseases, using the iVAX toolkit, to be held on October 4, 2017 at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France.

This workshop is open to students and researchers who are interested in working with computational vaccinology. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art informatics tools and how they may be applied to rapidly develop vaccines.


Participants will hear from speakers who have used the iVAX toolkit to identify epitopes, design vaccines and perform real-time analyses. Topic areas include malaria, neglected and emerging infectious diseases (NTD/EID), cancer vaccines, and computational vaccine (CV) design methods. Speakers include Annie De Groot, M.D. (URI/Epivax); Rogerio Amino, Ph.D. (Institut Pasteur); Pietro Bertino (University of Hawaii Cancer Center); Frances Terry and Guilhem Richard (Epivax).

Participants should plan to bring:

  • A sequence in FASTA format, of no more than 1000 amino acids in length
  • A laptop computer with internet access
  • A basic understanding of immunology
  • An interest in T cell responses to pathogens

The workshop will be held on October 4, 2017, prior to the International Society of Vaccines Annual Congress, on October 5 – 7, 2017 at the Institut Pasteur.

Previous NTD/EID Computational Vaccinology workshops can be found below:

The fee is €250 ($280.50) for non-students. The student rate is €50 ($56); all graduate and undergraduate students should provide a letter of support from a mentor or advisor verifying they are enrolled in a course of study and that the iVAX toolkit will be useful. Please email this information to Matt Parrillo (matthewparrillo@uri.edu) and we will provide a code for the reduced student rate.

For more information, contact Matt Parrillo at matthewparrillo@uri.edu.