A consortium to develop better-tailored vaccines for older adults

We are a consortium of seven partners on a joint mission to develop better-tailored vaccines against viral diseases in adults aged 65 years or older. Our aim is to lower the morbidity and mortality burdens in this age class. The project is named “ISOLDA”, acronym for Improved vaccination Strategies for OLDer Adults.

The Consortium

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo)

The University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo) is a nationally and internationally recognized institution of higher education, known for its excellence in veterinary science and its interdisciplinary focus.

Principal Investigators: Guus Rimmelzwaan, Albert Osterhaus, Husni Elbahesh

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Miguel Servet Foundation

The Miguel Servet Foundation is the instrumental entity that manages the activity of the Navarra biomedical research center since its creation. In parallel, the Foundation also acts as a scientific and technical support platform for professionals in the Public Administration for the development of research, innovation and training activities.

Principal Investigator: David Escors

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Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam

Erasmus MC encompasses a full spectrum of clinical services, including those provided by two specialist units operating under the Erasmus MC umbrella: Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital and Erasmus MC Cancer Institute. Both have unique reputations of their own in the world of university hospitals.

Principal Investigator: Bart Haagmans

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Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM)

The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) is Germany’s largest institution for research, treatment and training in the field of tropical diseases and new emerging infections.

Principal Investigators: Cesar Munoz-Fontela, Estefania Rodriguez

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Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution in Spain dedicated to research and one of the most renowned of the European Research Area (ERA). It is ascribed to the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities through the General Secretariat of Scientific Policy Coordination.

Principal Investigators: Isabel Sola, Luis Enjuanes

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University of Palermo

The University of Palermo (UNIPA) is a consolidated cultural, scientific and teaching presence in central-western Sicily. Its 5 Schools and 20 Departments cover the most important domains of contemporary scientific and technological knowledge.

Principal Investigators: Giuseppina Candore, Calogero Caruso

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CR2O B.V. is a full service CRO for public organizations, biotech and pharma industries. CR2O combines strong scientific leadership and operational excellence to conduct innovative national and global clinical trials. CR2O built extensive experience managing and implementing phase I-IV clinical trials.

Principal Investigator: Hadil Es-Sbai

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The ISOLDA project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 848166.