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Predicting vaccine effectiveness

Developing novel tools to predict vaccine effectiveness for influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and pollio - While we can measure the immune response of individuals following vaccination, it is unclear which individuals will be protected from infection (correlates of protection). Typically, neutralizing antibody responses are considered a gold-standard for defining effective antibody responses. However, measuring neutralizing antibody titers requires work with live-viruses which requires dedicated biosafety facilities, and cannot be readily done on large populations. We are developing alternative methods for identifying correlates of protection using simple, cost-effective and safe immune assays.

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Quantifying baseline and post-vaccination SARS-CoV-2 vaccine responses


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Hertz Lab
Faculty of Health Sciences
Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics
National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev
Bldg. 41, Room 105
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
P.O.B. 653, Be'er-Sheva 84105, Israel
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