This conference is organised by Elsevier and Vaccine.
Vaccine is the pre-eminent journal for those interested in vaccines and vaccination. It serves as an interface between academics, those in research and development, and workers in the field. Relevant topics range from basic vaccine research through to vaccine applications, safety and legislation.
Gregory A. Poland
Editor in Chief, Vaccine and Mayo Clinic, USA
Gregory A. Poland, M.D., studies the immunogenetics of vaccine response in adults and children. Dr. Poland and his team within the Vaccine Research Group aim to improve the health of individuals across the world by pursuing challenges posed by infectious diseases and bioterrorism through clinical, laboratory and epidemiologic vaccine research.
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The Vaccine Research Group uses immunological testing, including serology, cell-mediated immunity, cell culture and cytokine assays; polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques and HLA typing for immunogenetic studies; and high-throughput assays, such as next-generation sequencing, transcriptomics, mass spectrometry and proteomic analysis.
Dr. Poland's research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1991.
What is "vaccinomics?"
Coined by Dr. Poland and his team in 2007, the term "vaccinomics" refers to the development of personalized vaccines based on the increased understanding of immune response phenotype-genotype information. Through research, Dr. Poland and his team aim to explain how vaccine-induced immune responses and vaccine-related adverse events may be genetically determined — and therefore predictable.
Vaccine Research Center (Chula VRC), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Kiat Ruxrungtham, MD, is a Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine Chulalongkorn University; and Scientific Chair of the Chula Vaccine Research Center (ChulaVRC).
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He is providing teaching and patient care at the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University; and is mentoring junior researchers on HIV, vaccine, immunology research and also on clinical trials. He has published more than 280 peer review papers on HIV, immunology and allergy.
He is a faculty member of the faculty 1000 of Medicine, an editorial board member of the Scientific Report, Asia Pacific J of Allergy and Immunology, and ImmunoTargets and Therapy. He is also a reviewer for > 10 journals.
Specialty & Research Field of Interest
His research of interest including HIV, allergy and vaccine development.
Allergy: House dust mite allergen immunotherapeutic vaccine
HIV Researches: HIV treatment strategies, HIV T cell immunology
Vaccine Research and Development : dengue, HIV and house dust mite vaccine; and strategies to improve DNA vaccine immunogenicity. He has currently expanded his research to humanized mouse model and non-human primate studies.
Professional Awards and Honors
He has been recognized and awarded as
2006 Outstanding Internist Award on Medical Academy, Royal College of Physicians, Thailand
2007 Outstanding Researcher Award, and the Highest Citation Award, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
2011 Outstanding Researcher of Thailand
2011 Senior Research Scholar Award from the Thailand Research Fund
2014 Senior Research Scholar Award from the Thailand Research Fund (Second Award)
Major grants awarded
- NIAIDS, NIH, USA: CIPRA program; Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) and Clinical research site (CRS)
- BIOTEC, NSTDA, Thailand: the Professional Research Team Strengthening Fund
- The Thai Research Fund (TRF): Senior Research Scholar
- The National Research Council Thailand
- The Commission of Higher Education (CHE), Ministry of Education (MoE): National Research University Program of CHE (HR1161A)
- The Senior Research Scholar, Thailand Research Fund
Professional Members and Administrative Contribution
- President of the Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Association, Thailand (AAIAT, 2011-2013)
- Chairperson of research committee, The Royal College of Physicians, Thailand (2012-2013)
- Vice Dean on Research, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University (2009-2012)
- Deputy Director, HIVNAT and Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Center (2005-2016)
- Vice President on Research Development and Innovation, Chulalongkorn University (2016-present)
- Co-chair of the Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (APAAACI) will be held in 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
Publications: He has published more than 320 papers in peer-reviewed journals. (PubMedas ofNovember 2018), total citation 5893, and hi-Index =35 (Exclude self-citations of all authors)
Local Scientific Committee
Nattiya Hirankarn, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Alain Jacquet, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Kanitha Patarakul, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Sathit Pichyangkul, AFRIM, Bangkok, Thailand
Punnee Pitisuttithum, Mahidol University, Thailand
Thanyawee Puthanakit, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Kiat Ruxrungtham, Vaccine Research Center (Chula VRC), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Abstract submission deadline - 3 April 2019
Author notification deadline - 22 May 2019
Author registration deadline - 12 July 2019
Early bird deadline - 12 July 2019
Joint Vaccine Resource Center: vaccinesafetyresource.elsevier.com