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Adjuvant Research

Professor Ed Lavelle


I have engaged in teaching at many levels in Universities in Ireland and the U.K. In particular, since October 2004 I have worked as a lecturer, senior lecturer and Professor in Immunology in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin.

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Vaccines represent the most significant scientific contribution to global public health over the past two hundred years. Adjuvants and delivery systems are essential to enhance immune responses induced by vaccines since in many cases the purified protective antigens are not strongly immunogenic when administered alone. Adjuvants are substances that when co-administered with vaccines can enhance the antigen-specific immune response.

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