- Written by Ivan Dulgerov
Scientist from CPSBB won a poster award from the International Vaccine Institute
The researcher from the Technology Transfer Department of CPSBB – Dr. Gergana Zahmanova – won the second place during an official awarding ceremony organized by the International Vaccine Institute during the 2nd International Hepatitis E Symposium (HEV Symposium). The event was held on 28th-29th April in London.
The award was a recognition of a poster presentation, entitled “Rapid production of highly immunogenic Hepatitis E virus-like particles in plants using viral vectors”. Dr. Zahmanova is working together with leading scientis from JIC, Norwich and RAS, Moscow on the development of HEV vaccine in plants.
The 2nd International Hepatitis E Symposium brought together leading experts in hepatitis E virus (HEV) research, presenting new data and updates on HEV which is a serious though often neglected disease. Over the course of the 2-day meeting, participants were engaged in presentations, panels, and discussion around the latest findings in HEV epidemiology, diagnostics, control and vaccination.