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European PCV2 Research Awards

by 5m Editor
30 June 2008, at 11:45am

EU - The EU PCVD Consortium announced awards for Professor Hans Nauwynck and Professor Joaquim Segalés in its June 2008 newsletter.

Professor Hans Nauwynck was overjoyed to receive one of the first ever European PCV2-Research Awards.


Professor Hans Nauwynck

Professor Joaquim Segalés

The restless, tireless Professor and his devoted Macintosh will set to work guiding the development at Ghent University of a new approach for the set up of a reproducible model of PMWS in pigs.

Boehringer Ingelheim has given a total of €75,000 to the three winners of its first European Porcine Circovirus 2 (PCV2) Research Award.

The dynamic Professor Joaquim Segalés of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain was also a proud award winner.

His effervescent research group will assess the impact of the genetic diversity of PCV2 isolates on vaccine efficacy.

Professor Segalés plans to investigate whether a novel one-shot PCV2 vaccine for piglets can protect against both the genotypes of PCV2.