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Comparative and Veterinary Immunology Group

The Comparative and Veterinary Immunology Group aims to bring together veterinary, human and mouse immunologists and provide a forum for discussion, collaboration and exchange of ideas. To achieve these aims the CVIG will organise focussed meetings and conferences or themed sessions within conferences such as the BSI annual congress. Learn more about the aims and work of CVIG in our article in Immunology News. 

We're pleased to announce a new one-day meeting focusing on T cell biology from our popular 'Frontiers in comparative immunology' series. This meeting, taking place virtually on Thursday 18 March 2021 from 10:00 to 16:45 GMT, will bring together experts in mouse, avian, bovine, porcine and human T cells to share their insights as to how best to harness T cell immunity. This meeting is organised in conjunction with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council UK and International Veterinary Vaccinology Networks. 

To view the programme, submit an abstract and register online, click here

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Past meetings

Follow the links below to read reports on our past meetings:

The meeting programme scored 4.5 out of 5, with many delegates complementing the speaker line-up and species diversity of the talks.

Delegate surveys showed that this meeting was very well received, with an average rating for the overall event of 4.7 out of 5.

Delegates were very likely to recommend this event to colleagues, scoring 8.7 out of 10.

Do you have ideas, suggestions or want to collaborate or promote a relevant event? Please contact our Group Secretary, Lindert Benedictus.

CVIG logo design competition

We're delighted to announce the winner of the Comparative and Veterinary Immunology Group (CVIG) logo design competition is Tarek Menacere from Codswallop Media.

The logo was recently unveiled at the CVIG meeting on 'Frontiers in human & animal antibody discovery'.  We are delighted with the new design and we hope you like it too!   



Chair: Elma Tchilian, Pirbright Institute
Secretary: Lindert Benedictus, Utrecht University
Treasurer: Kate Sutton, Roslin Institute
Public engagement officer: Amanda Gibson, Aberystwyth University
Member: Rebecca McLean, Pirbright Institute
Member: Wilhelm Gerner, Pirbright Institute 

Past members

Sean Wattegedera, Moredun Research Institute
Sungwon Kim, Touchlight Genetics
Jennifer Bailey, University of Bristol
Linda Wooldridge, University of Bristol


The British Society for Immunology and the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network have published a new joint report 'Securing our future: the value of veterinary vaccines'.

Researchers from The Pirbright Institute have been awarded $5.5 million by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a Livestock Antibody Hub, with the aim of improving animal health and driving forward the 'One Health' agenda. 


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