GALVmed Chief Executive Dr Carolin Schumacher attended the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) Early Career Researcher Event, held in Edinburgh, Scotland from 20-24 March. The event provides a unique opportunity to bring together a cohort of early career researchers from high- and low-income countries for networking and skill development including how to develop an academic career, how to write a grant proposal, working with different partners including industry and funders, and how to prepare and publish a manuscript.
Dr Schumacher gave a brief presentation on the need for private sector involvement in livestock vaccine research and development. She highlighted that recent global events and trends including pandemics, One Health, climate change, etc., demonstrate the need for closer collaboration between public and private sector on research and development for vaccines and that there is a host of opportunities in private sector R&D and its ecosystem.
Dr Schumacher also attended the IVVN Network Management Board meeting on the 22nd of March. She is currently a member of the Management Board.
The IVVN is an international community of over 1,800 members working together to develop improved vaccines for livestock and zoonotic diseases.
News’ photo taken during #IVVNECR2023 by IVVN