#220 - Swine immunology in-depth: vaccines, immunity, and allergies by Dr. Tobias Kaeser (Kรคser)

Oct 24, 2023

Research on memory immune responses in pigs can facilitate the development of vaccines and intervention strategies for porcine and human diseases. Dr. Tobias Kaeser, a brilliant mind on this field. has spent almost a decade studying pigs' T cells and adaptive immune responses to understand their immunity better. So, in this episode, Dr. Kaeser discusses his research on identifying immune correlates of protection against PRRSv, developing vaccines against Chlamydia trachomatis, and using swine as a biomedical animal model to study immunological mechanisms of food allergy. Very interesting, right?


What you’ll learn:


      โ—‹ Fighting PRRS and challenges of developing immunity in pigs

      โ—‹ Pros and cons of strategies to fight diseases

      โ—‹ The future of vaccines against PRRS

      โ—‹ Differences between mRNA vaccine and a modified live vaccine

      โ—‹ Using pig  as a biological model

      โ—‹ Development of a vaccine against Chlamydia

      โ—‹ Inducing food allergy in pigs

      โ—‹ Promoting the next generation of scientists and veterinarians


 Meet the guest:

Dr. Tobias Kaeser


      โ—‹ Current: Assistant Professor of Immunology at the Vetmeduni Vienna

      โ—‹ Past: Assistant Professor in Swine Immunology at North Carolina State University



      โ—‹ Ph.D., Immunology (University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna)

      โ—‹ B.Sc., Biology (University of Tübingen)


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