News
Project updates
July 1, 2020

New Public Engagement Projects

IMPRINT has awarded four public engagement grants for raising the public's awareness of maternal vaccination in low and middle-income countries.

Careers
June 18, 2020

MRC/DFID African Research Leader Scheme 2020

The MRC and the DFID have launched a new call for proposals for the African Research Leader award.

Publications
June 18, 2020

New Publications by IMPRINT Executive Board Members

IMPRINT is delighted to share two new publication by our board members Clare Cutland and Sonali Kochhar.

Project updates
April 15, 2020

Survey on Routine Immunisations in Times of COVID-19

The IMPRINT network has developed a survey for monitoring how immunisation efforts for pregnant women, newborns and infants are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Publications
April 8, 2020

Coronavirus Guidance from AJOG MFM

The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM has published a series of articles on COVID-19 and pregnancy.

Publications
March 27, 2020

New Publication on Clinical Research Ethics in an Outbreak Setting

Our board member Sonali Kochhar wrote an article on clinical trials during outbreaks that includes ethical considerations for the inclusion of pregnant women in vaccine trials.

Project updates
March 27, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on IMPRINT Research Grants and Projects

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has published information regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UKRI-supported research which includes IMPRINT grants and projects.

Publications
March 13, 2020

New Open Access Review Article on Vaccination in Pregnancy

IMPRINT board member Beate Kampmann published a systematic review on the safety of administering live vaccines during pregnancy.

Publications
March 11, 2020

Guidance on COVID-19 in Pregnancy for HCPs, Pregnant Women and Employers – Available for Download

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has published information for health care providers, pregnant women and employers on coronavirus infection in pregnancy.

Conferences
January 21, 2020

Keystone Symposia Conference

Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with more than a 40-year history of convening conferences.

Project updates
January 20, 2020

Public Engagement Project Update

The Public Engagement project “Promoting Awareness on Maternal Vaccines (PAM)” led by Dr Brenda Okech and Gertrude Nanyonjo.

Careers
November 28, 2019

Employment Opportunity at MUJHU Research Collaboration

MUJHU CARE LTD is a Kampala – based equal opportunities, Research and Service Delivery Organization with a focus on the health of women and children.

Project updates
November 28, 2019

Public Engagement Project Update

The study uses role play as an information, education and communication (IEC) tool that can influence people’s choices and behaviors.

Project updates
November 19, 2019

Industry Placement Award – a collaborative initiative between the IMPRINT network and Pfizer

Dr Helen H Skirrow, Public Health Specialty Registrar and Honorary Clinical Research Fellow, at Imperial College London has been awarded a 6-month Clinical Research Fellowship

Publications
November 11, 2019

Publication update

IMPRINT is delighted to share a new publication by two of our IMPRINT steering group members Beate Kampmann and Heidi Larson

Publications
September 24, 2019

Applications invited for travel bursaries for LMIC delegates at Meningitis Research Foundation’s Conference – deadline 1 October

The IMPRINT network would like to share the following announcement by Linda Glennie, Director of Research, Evidence and Policy, from the Meningitis Research Foundation.

Publications
August 27, 2019

News article in The Guardian: “MMR vaccine: one in seven five-year-olds in England may not be immunised”

Prof Heidi Larson, member of the IMPRINT Steering Group, chimes in on the UK losing its measles-free status.

Conferences
July 31, 2019

5th International Neonatal & Maternal Immunization Symposium

The 5th International Neonatal & Maternal Immunization Symposium will take place on September 15-17, 2019

Publications
July 25, 2019

News article in The Guardian: ‘Worry is contagious’: the vaccine-hesitant parents putting children at risk

Prof Heidi Larson, member of the IMPRINT Steering Group, was interviewed by The Guardian and talked about vaccine-hesitant parents

Careers
July 23, 2019

Master of Science in Medicine in the field of Vaccinology

Applications for the MSc (Med) in the field of vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa for January 2020 intake are invited.

Careers
July 9, 2019

Job Opening: Clinical Research Fellow

The Infection and Immunity Research Institute at St Georges, University of London is looking for a Clinical Research Fellow

Careers
July 1, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for the 21st ADVANCED COURSE OF VACCINOLOGY (ADVAC)

IMPRINT would like to share a great opportunity organized by the Fondation Mérieux and the University of Geneva.

Project updates
June 28, 2019

IMPRINT Session at INMIS 2019 in Vancouver

We are excited to announce that on 17 September IMPRINT will host a session at the 5th International Neonatal & Maternal Immunization Symposium 2019.

Project updates
June 21, 2019

Advert for industry Placement- a collaborative initiative between the IMPRINT network and Pfizer

We are happy to announce an opportunity for a 6-months placement between The Vaccine Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Pfizer.

Conferences
May 25, 2019

Abstract submission and registration are now open for the 2019 ISV Annual Congress

We have an outstanding line up of international speakers and many opportunities for speakers who will be selected based on the submitted abstracts.

Publications
May 20, 2019

Publication update

This month, another relevant publication has been published in the Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics journal

Publications
May 14, 2019

Latest publications by our IMPRINT board members

We are delighted to share two more publications by one of our IMPRINT founding members and challenge 5 co-lead Dr Sonali Kochhar.

Project updates
May 7, 2019

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

Dr Kirsty LeDoare has been awarded a prestigious UKRI Future Leaders fellowship to take forward her work in Group B strep research.

Publications
April 25, 2019

Latest publications by our IMPRINT board members

Our board members Sonali Kochhar, Ed Clarke and Clare Cutland published in Vaccine on “Immunization in pregnancy safety surveillance in low...

Project updates
April 25, 2019

World Immunization Week – podcasts and infos

The World Immunization Week 2019 has just started!

Project updates
February 20, 2019

Latest updates on vaccine hesitancy and the spread of measles

Sadly, the measles virus is sparking grave concern worldwide, as the highly contagious airborne disease makes a resurgence.

Careers
January 1, 2019

Funding opportunity: The Global Maternal and Neonatal Health funding call, opening January 16th 2019

The Global Maternal and Neonatal Health funding call is a joint initiative between the Medical Research Council, partly funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

Project updates
December 17, 2018

What to expect when you apply for IMPRINT funding – testimonials from our GCRF Networks Vaccinology Course scholars

From December 3rd – 7th 2018 , the GCRF Networks Vaccinology Course was held in Bangkok.

Publications
December 1, 2018

PREVENT report on the subject of inclusion of pregnant women in vaccine trials in emergencies

The Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics, and New Technologies (PREVENT) is committed to developing concrete, actionable, consensus-driven ethics guidance...

Conferences
December 1, 2018

Save the Date: 5th ReSViNET Foundation Conference RSVVW 2019 on novel RSV therapeutics

The 5th ReSViNET Foundation Conference RSVVW 2019, a global conference on novel RSV therapeutics will be held on 12-14 November 2019

Publications
November 1, 2018

INMIS 2017 report

“The Fourth International Neonatal and Maternal Immunization Symposium (INMIS 2017): Toward Integrating Maternal and Infant Immunization Programs“ has recently been published

Careers
November 1, 2018

New Masters Programme in Vaccinology

The African Leadership in Vaccinology Expertise (ALIVE) initiated Master of Science in Medicine in the field of Vaccinology starting from January 2019.

Publications
November 1, 2018

Recent publications on vaccine confidence

Heidi Larson, our challenge 4 co-lead and director of the Vaccine Confidence Project has published the following articles and report on vaccine confidence this month

Conferences
October 1, 2018

Successful travel scholars, Afro-ADVAC course, South Africa

The African Advanced Vaccinology Course (Afro-ADVAC) was held in September in Gauteng, South Africa hosted by the African Local Initiative for Vaccinology Expertise

Training
October 1, 2018

IMPRINT sponsors three successful candidates to attend the GCRF Networks Vaccinology Course in Bangkok

The course will be delivered by an exceptional line up of world renowned academic and industrial speakers and resonates with the ‘One Health’ agenda

Conferences
October 1, 2018

Workshop cum Expert Review Meeting on Maternal Immunization

Beate Kampmann, Beth Holder and Sonali Kochhar introduced IMPRINT at the “Workshop cum Expert Review Meeting on Maternal Immunization”

Training
October 1, 2018

Immunology in the Tropics

The Makere/UVRI Infection and Immunity Centre of Excellence, Uganda is running an intensive two-week modular course “Immunology in the Tropics”

Publications
September 1, 2018

Publication Update

We will regularly highlight publications from IMPRINT members and/or with relevance to the issue of maternal immunization in this section

Publications
August 18, 2018

The Advancing Maternal Immunization collaboration (AMI) gap analysis report on RSV

Beate Kampmann, our IMPRINT network PI, and Naor Bar-Zeev, our challenge 6 co-lead, joined 58 other individuals across 25 organizations

Publications
August 1, 2018

Publication Update

We will regularly highlight publications from IMPRINT members and/or with relevance to the issue of maternal immunization in this section

Publications
July 1, 2018

“Immunization in pregnancy clinical research in low- and middle-income countries – Study design, regulatory and safety considerations”

Authored by our IMPRINT founding member and challenge 5 co-lead Dr Sonali Kochhar and co-authored by Dr Chrissie Jones

Careers
July 1, 2018

Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants available

The awards provide up to £25,000 over one year to support collaborations between developing countries and the UK

Project updates
July 1, 2018

Two new fellowship and six new pump priming grants awarded!

Congratulations to our new awardees and their collaborating partners! Titles and lay summaries of the projects can be found on our projects website.

Project updates
May 18, 2018

IMPRINT pump priming project N°3: Elucidating the effect of maternal immunisation on the subsequent development of T cell response following pertussis vaccination in infants

Whooping cough can cause serious disease, particularly in young infants.

Conferences
May 15, 2018

Research Session Announcement

Thousands of clinicians, researchers, residents, and students will come together for the annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Project updates
January 18, 2018

IMPRINT pump priming project N°5: Oral vaccines which generate immune responses in the vagina and prevent mother-to-baby transmission of infections during birth

he ultimate aim of our work is to develop vaccines that will be taken by pregnant women and which will then protect babies from catching infections caused by, for example, HIV, hep

Project updates
January 18, 2018

IMPRINT pump priming project N°4: Using in vitro mycobacterial growth inhibition assays as a tool to assess functional immune responses induced by VPM1002 vaccination in infants

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a germ that can affect the lungs and in severe cases, the blood and the brain

Publications
January 1, 2018

Publication update

Failure to thrive: Case definition & guidelines for data collection, analysis, and presentation of maternal immunisation safety data

Conferences
December 11, 2017

Joint stand of all five vaccine networks at the British Society for Immunology Congress 2017 in Brighton

Our IMPRINT network manager, Dr. Claudia Schacht, together with our sister Network Managers joined forces during the British Society for Immunology (BSI)

Project updates
December 8, 2017

Three new Pump Priming Grants awarded

Congratulations to our first three pump priming awardees and their collaborating partners whose projects will start in spring 2018!