IMPROVED HIV AND INFLUENZA VACCINES
Grant number: 1136322 | Funding period: 2018 - 2022
This fellowship is to support Professor Stephen Kent in generating new advances in vaccines to prevent HIV (the cause of AIDS) and Influenza (“The Flu”). HIV causes over 1.5 million deaths per year and no vaccine is currently available. Influenza causes around half a million deaths per year. Although the current Influenza vaccine is partially effective, improvements are needed for it to be able to protect against the many different strains of Influenza that can cause infection.
Related publications (12)
Structural basis of biased T cell receptor recognition of an immunodominant HLA-A2 epitope of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.
Priyanka Chaurasia, Thi HO Nguyen, Louise C Rowntree, Jennifer A Juno, Adam K Wheatley, Stephen J Kent, Katherine Kedzierska, Jamie Rossjohn, Jan Petersen
CD8+ T cells play an important role in vaccination and immunity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-..
Interactions of core cross-linked poly(2-oxazoline) and poly(2-oxazine) micelles with immune cells in human blood
Meike N Leiske, May Lai, Thakshila Amarasena, Thomas P Davis, Kristofer J Thurecht, Stephen J Kent, Kristian Kempe
Water-soluble poly(cyclic imino ether)s (PCIEs) have emerged as promising biocompatible polymers for nanomedicine applications in ..
SARS-CoV-2-specific CD8( ) T-cell responses and TCR signatures in the context of a prominent HLA-A*24:02 allomorph
Louise C Rowntree, Jan Petersen, Jennifer A Juno, Priyanka Chaurasia, Kathleen Wragg, Marios Koutsakos, Luca Hensen, Adam K Wheatley, Stephen J Kent, Jamie Rossjohn, Katherine Kedzierska, Thi HO Nguyen
In-depth understanding of human T-cell-mediated immunity in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is needed if we are to optimize va..
Influence of Poly(ethylene glycol) Molecular Architecture on Particle Assembly and Ex Vivo Particle-Immune Cell Interactions in Human Blood
Jiaying Song, Yi Ju, Thakshila H Amarasena, Zhixing Lin, Srinivas Mettu, Jiajing Zhou, Md Arifur Rahim, Ching-Seng Ang, Christina Cortez-Jugo, Stephen J Kent, Frank Caruso
Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) is widely used in particle assembly to impart biocompatibility and stealth-like properties in vivo for..
CD8( ) T cells specific for an immunodominant SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid epitope display high naive precursor frequency and TCR promiscuity
Thi HO Nguyen, Louise C Rowntree, Jan Petersen, Brendon Y Chua, Luca Hensen, Lukasz Kedzierski, Carolien E van de Sandt, Priyanka Chaurasia, Hyon-Xhi Tan, Jennifer R Habel, Wuji Zhang, Lilith F Allen, Linda Earnest, Kai Yan Mak, Jennifer A Juno, Kathleen Wragg, Francesca L Mordant, Fatima Amanat, Florian Krammer, Nicole A Mifsud
To better understand primary and recall T cell responses during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it is important to examine un..
Systems serology detects functionally distinct coronavirus antibody features in children and elderly
Kevin J Selva, Carolien E van de Sandt, Melissa M Lemke, Christina Y Lee, Suzanne K Shoffner, Brendon Y Chua, Samantha K Davis, Thi HO Nguyen, Louise C Rowntree, Luca Hensen, Marios Koutsakos, Chinn Yi Wong, Francesca Mordant, David C Jackson, Katie L Flanagan, Jane Crowe, Shidan Tosif, Melanie R Neeland, Philip Sutton, Paul Licciardi
The hallmarks of COVID-19 are higher pathogenicity and mortality in the elderly compared to children. Examining baseline SARS-CoV-..
Integrated immune dynamics define correlates of COVID-19 severity and antibody responses
Marios Koutsakos, Louise C Rowntree, Luca Hensen, Brendon Y Chua, Carolien E van de Sandt, Jennifer R Habel, Wuji Zhang, Xiaoxiao Jia, Lukasz Kedzierski, Thomas M Ashhurst, Givanna H Putri, Felix Marsh-Wakefield, Mark N Read, Davis N Edwards, E Bridie Clemens, Chinn Yi Wong, Francesca L Mordant, Jennifer A Juno, Fatima Amanat, Jennifer Audsley
SARS-CoV-2 causes a spectrum of COVID-19 disease, the immunological basis of which remains ill defined. We analyzed 85 SARS-CoV-2-..
Measuring immunity to SARS-CoV-2 infection: comparing assays and animal models
David S Khoury, Adam K Wheatley, Mitchell D Ramuta, Arnold Reynaldi, Deborah Cromer, Kanta Subbarao, David H O'Connor, Stephen J Kent, Miles P Davenport
The rapid scale-up of research on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spawned a large number of potential vaccines and immunot..
Suboptimal SARS-CoV-2-specific CD8( ) T cell response associated with the prominent HLA-A*02:01 phenotype
Jennifer R Habel, Thi HO Nguyen, Carolien E van de Sandt, Jennifer A Juno, Priyanka Chaurasia, Kathleen Wragg, Marios Koutsakos, Luca Hensen, Xiaoxiao Jia, Brendon Chua, Wuji Zhang, Hyon-Xhi Tan, Katie L Flanagan, Denise L Doolan, Joseph Torresi, Weisan Chen, Linda M Wakim, Allen C Cheng, Peter C Doherty, Jan Petersen
An improved understanding of human T cell-mediated immunity in COVID-19 is important for optimizing therapeutic and vaccine strate..
Template-Mediated Assembly of DNA into Microcapsules for Immunological Modulation
Yijiao Qu, Yi Ju, Christina Cortez-Jugo, Zhixing Lin, Shiyao Li, Jiajing Zhou, Yutian Ma, Agata Glab, Stephen J Kent, Francesca Cavalieri, Frank Caruso
There is a need for effective vaccine delivery systems and vaccine adjuvants without extraneous excipients that can compromise or ..
Distinct systems serology features in children, elderly and COVID patients
Kevin Selva, Carolien van de Sandt, Melissa Lemke, Christina Lee, Suzanne Shoffner, Brendon Chua, Thi HO Nguyen, Louise Rowntree, Luca Hensen, Marios Koutsakos, Chinn Yi Wong, David Jackson, Katie Flanagan, Jane Crowe, Allen Cheng, Denise Doolan, Fatima Amanat, Florian Krammer, Keith Chappell, Naphak Modhiran
SARS-CoV-2, the pandemic coronavirus that causes COVID-19, has infected millions worldwide, causing unparalleled social and econom..
Fc-dependent functions are redundant to efficacy of anti-HIV antibody PGT121 in macaques
Matthew S Parsons, Wen Shi Lee, Anne B Kristensen, Thakshila Amarasena, Georges Khoury, Adam K Wheatley, Arnold Reynaldi, Bruce D Wines, P Mark Hogarth, Miles P Davenport, Stephen J Kent
A considerable body of evidence suggests that Fc-dependent functions improve the capacity of broadly neutralizing antibodies (BnAb..