Insights into vaccine and vaccination

Editorial Panel

Inaya Hajj Hussein

Department of Biomedical Sciences
Oakland University

Andrew Taylor-Robinson

Professor of Immunology/Haematology & Research Coordinator, Infectious Diseases
Central Queensland University

Andrew Taylor-Robinson received a BSc in microbiology (immunology major) from University College London and a PhD in parasite immunology from the University of Glasgow for work on immunity to malaria. Postdoctoral research at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, The Gambia, and the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology, Freiburg, Germany, on human and rodent malarias further developed interest in regulation of immunity to infection. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Career Development Research Fellowship at the University of Leeds and subsequently appointed to the permanent academic staff. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Royal College of Pathologists, Society of Biology, Institute of Biomedical Science, the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and the Australian Society for Microbiology. He joined CQUniversity in 2012 and spent a secondment as a Professorial Research Fellow with the Health Collaborative Research Network. He is Professor of Immunology & Haematology and currently Deputy Dean (Research) in the School of Medical & Applied Sciences. 
Andrew has over 25 years� research experience of infectious disease immunology, with focus on malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases. His interests include understanding regulation of the immune response, effector mechanisms of protective immunity and their potentiation for vaccine design. Aspects of this work are continuing in collaboration with former colleagues at Leeds, where he retains a visiting appointment. Andrew�s previous studies of cellular immunity in both experimental models and humans make him well suited to lead the work of the Infectious Diseases Research Cluster on the impact of pathogens on human health and wellbeing in rural Queensland. This is harnessing the power of place to collaborate on a number of diverse projects of regional relevance, including: bacterial infections of the upper respiratory tract, contributing to otitis media; dengue fever immunoepidemiology; and transmission cycles of arboviruses. These involve fruitful collaborations with Swinburne University of Technology, Mater Misericordiae Hospital Rockhampton and Queensland University of Technology. A further project on bringing enhanced cryobiology technologies to bovine embryology involves Monash University and an industrial partnership with Australian Reproductive Technologies.
Ashley C. Banyard

Project Manager
Wildlife Zoonoses and Vector Borne Disease Research Group
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), UK

Omer Q. B. Al-Lela

Appetite Pharm- Erbil, Iraq

Gilat Livni

Deputy Manager Pediatric A
Infectious Disease Unit
Schneider Children's Medical Center, Israel

Associate Professor
National Research center

Dr. Gamil G. S. Zeedan  obtained Ph.D. Virology ,Cairo University Egypt , MVSCs Virology, Cairo University. BVSCs , Cairo University . 2015 up to date  Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Virology at Clinical laboratory Sciences at College of Applied Medical Sciences Shaqra University Saudi Arabia,2014 -2015  Associate Professor of Microbiology at National Research Center Ministry of High Education - Cairo Egypt -Cairo Egypt, .10-2013 Assistant Professor of  Microbiology at Faculty of Medicine and Applied Medical Sciences Northern Border  University (NBU)- KSA) for 3acdemic years 2007- 2010,Assistant Researcher at National Research Center- Ministry of High Education - Cairo Egypt. He teaching the following curriculum,Medical Microbiology and Virology, Diagnostic Microbiology ,Clinical Rotation of Microbiology and Clinical Rotation Immunology & Virology. 2015- up-to-date  Microbiology at Clinical laboratory Sciences at College of Applied Medical Sciences Shaqra University Saudi Arabia . 2010-52013  Microbiology in  faculty of  Medicine  and Applied medical Sciences - Northern Border University, Saudi Arabia. Participate in teaching Medical  Microbiology ( Virology )  MICM 311 courses for 3rd year Medical students  (3 hour/week).Participate in teaching Diagnostic Microbiology 1 MLT 341 courses for 3rd year Applied Medical Sciences students.(3 hour/week).Participate in teaching Diagnostic Microbiology 2 MLT342 courses for 3rd year Applied Medical Sciences students.(3 hour/week ).Participate in teaching  Clinical Rotation Microbiology  for 4th year Applied Medical Sciences students (6 hours/week).Participate in teaching  Clinical Rotation Immunology / Virology for 4th year Applied Medical Sciences students (2 hours/week).Participate in teaching Medical  Microbiology ( practical )  MICM 311 courses for 3rd year Medical students  (2 hour/week).Teaching Diagnostic Microbiology 1  (practical ) MLT 341 courses for 3rd year Applied Medical Sciences students.(4 hour/week).Participate in teaching Diagnostic Microbiology 2 ( practical) MLT342 courses for 3rd year Applied Medical Sciences students.(2 hour/week ),Training of young doctors in the clinical and laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases. Diagnosis of hormonal residues in foods. Using of PCR in the diagnosis of animal diseases.- Teaching course of  Immunology and Molecular biology for Arab student trainers in   NRC, Egypt. Teaching Molecular diagnosis of animals viruses summer training courses sciences student.Organizer and teaching of training Courses " New Molecular Technology in Diagnosis of  animals' diseases  "Research Experience: Experience in modern & classical  Immuno-diagnostic Techniques as different type  ELISA , IFAT, RIA, Dot ELISA, HI,CFT,AGPT, SPA agglutination test , SNT & Dot blot hybridization .Diagnosis  of animals viruses by different Molecular techniques(different types of PCR ).Teaching Assistant in immunology and Molecular biology Arab student   training    in  NRC , Egypt.Course in the Molecular diagnosis of animals viruses Summer Training courses .Title of supervised projects: Development of a Therapeutic Vaccine against Hepatitis B Virus - Incidence of hepatitis A , B, C ,D and E in Saudi Arabia .The laboratory diagnosis of hepatitis B virus-Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection testing technologies & strategies -Hepatitis C virus virological studies and diagnosis of liver diseases. He published many publications in reputed journals supervising postgraduate students and serving as an editorial board member of reputed journals.
Farooq A Shiekh
Research Chair and Professor
Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Avalon University of Medicine Curacao

Farooq A Shiekh is the Chair of Research and Professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Avalon University School of Medicine, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. He obtained his PhD in biomedical sciences- the biochemical characterization of small particles, from one of the primer medical center the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India in 2005. In order to pursue his great interests in the field of nanoparticles he joined at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA, as a fellow (2007-2009) and trained as a senior scientist at Faculte of de Medecine, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and WHO collaborative center, La Timone Hospital, Marseille, France (2010-2012). His area of research is advancing "nanocarriers" for combined targeted medicine, in order to enhance efficacy of drug delivery to reach untargetable complex tumor sites. The goal is to hit multiple targets simultaneously at a time to maximize reducing the chances of tumor options. These newer approaches ideally seek to completely immaculate highly complex tumor tissues, that have, thus far, been resistant to available therapies, not only by the elimination of every malignant cell types, but essentially confronting at different molecular levels or pathways.

Dr. Shiekh is currently the consulting editor for the International Journal of Nanomedicine and is associated with many other scientific organizations. He has many years of diverse teaching and research experience from renowned medical institutions of world repute.
Leticia Moreno-Fierros
Biomedicine Research Unit
National Autonomous University of Mexico

Anurodh Shankar Agrawal
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Texas Medical Branch


Dr. Anurodh Agrawal was born in India and completed his Master's program from Tezpur University in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. He got his first research exposure during his masters and worked on the cloning, characterization and expression of bacterial genes for industrial purposes. To further explore his research potential in microbiology, he joined the Ph.D. program from Jadavpur University in Virology where he was given the responsibility to set up the laboratory and the procedures for rapid screening of many respiratory viruses from clinical samples and adaptation of these viruses in cell culture system. During his Ph.D, he went for multiple training and workshops to gain expertise on real-time PCR and viral propagation methods. Due to his interest in molecular biology and epidemiology, he started collecting viral strains from hospitals in Eastern part of India for genetic and antigenic characterization of Influenza and other respiratory viruses. He successfully introduced multiplex real-time PCR system to screen many respiratory viruses, simultaneously. During his course of Ph.D., his findings were presented at many national or International conferences. He studied Host-Virus Interaction on Influenza viruses and also tested the prophylactic and therapeutic efficacy of the different natural antiviral compounds. To further improve his scientific knowledge, he changed his area of research from Molecular Virology to Immunology and joined Duke University, the USA as a postdoc to study on antibody diversification and the major repair pathways which are involved during class switch recombination with emphasis to homologous recombination repair protein Xrcc3. After spending 2 years in Immunology lab, he moved to a research lab in UTMB, Galveston for his second Postdoc to work on translational research on the Middle East respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and generated the transgenic mice model and worked on vaccine development and therapeutic efficacy of antivirals compound.

Mona Gamal Morsi
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
University of Alexandria, Egypt


Works as Professor Medical Microbiology and Immunology in Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Egypt since 2007.  Married with 3 sons and 2 daughters. Trained in Immunopathology department in NAMRU-3 in Cairo in 1991-1994 in cellular and molecular immunology . Supervised  32 thesis in Medical Microbiology and Immunology. Attended 45 International Medical Conferences. Defended 20 thesis. Created  Advanced immunity  electronic learning courses for master and doctorate degrees in Medical Microbiology and Immunology. Deputy  Chief  editor  of  International  Journal  of  Medicine  and Medical  Sciences. Volunteer on line Reviewer In International Research Journal of Microbiology.  Member in the editorial board team of International Journal of Microbiology and Immunology Research . Coordinator of Integrated Medical Microbiology &Immunology Program for 2nd ,3rd and 4th undergraduate Medical Students. Member in New York Academia of Science, . Coordinator of International Education Program of second year medical students . Member of assessor team in Permanent Committee for Promotion of  Professors and Associate Professors in Medical Microbiology and Immunology in Egypt and Arab countries like Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Libya . Academic Advisor of Master degree in Medical Microbiology & Immunology in Alexandria Faculty of medicine . Member of assessor team  committee in Legibility Exam. for Doctorate degrees in  Medical Microbiology and Immunology in Alexandria Faculty of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Egypt.

Amedeo Amedei


Department of Internal Medicine

University of Florence



Amedeo Amedei (01.04.1971), on 1996 he graduated with full marks and honors in Biology at Florence University. He has started his career with a scholarship (1997-99) studying the role of T cells in various diseases (GVHD, atopic dermatitis, kidney rejection). From 2000 to 2002 he has examined the mechanisms that regulate the gastric chronic inflammatory process; in detail, the role of specific immune response versus Helicobacter pylori in gastric diseases (gastritis, ulcer, maltoma, gastric cancer). On 2003 began his doctor's degree in "Clinical and Sperimental Medicine" and  collaborated on the regional project " Stem cells and immune-therapy of cancer". In March 2005 becomes scientific researcher, and since November 2015  he has been working as an at Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine (University of Florence). In the last years, he has focused his scientific interests on the cancer and in detail, the anti-cancer immune response and the role of cancer microenvironment. Recently, he  became a member of the team of researchers involved in the project world "Halifax Project". The project involves about 300 international researchers, divided into two working groups. A task force is focused on advanced cancer treatments. The second task force is focused on the carcinogenic potential of exposure to low doses of mixtures of chemicals in the environment. The data have produced 11 papers for the important cancer journal Carcinogenesis (I.F. = 5.334) and 12 articles for the prestigious scientific journal  Seminars in Cancer Biology (I. F= 9.330). The Dr. Amedei is coauthor of all 23 manuscripts.  The his scientific production is composed of 117 peer reviewed articles (2,919 Citations and Impact Point: 600.19), 6 book chapters and one patent (WO/2007/039451). At present, he is serving as an editorial board member of 34 reputed journals and reviewer of 41 international journals. To date the Dr. Amedei has been granted various grants as principal investigator. For more details about the scientific production

Heba Mahgoub
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 
Mansoura University


She has interest in studying the pathological aspect of diseases, especially the recorded alterations in the immune response. In addition, she has interest in Vaccinology, the subject of her PhD where she participated in the construction of recombinant vaccines. Hence, her research life comprised working on parasitic, viral, bacterial, and toxicity-associated diseases in different animal species. For example, she has investigated, during Master degree project, the minimal dose of Toxocara vitulorum eggs to cause minimal hepatopathology in experimentally-infested mice (larva migrans). Then, during her PhD project, she moved towards studying the interaction between infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) and immune cells in IBDV-infected chickens. In addition, she tested the protective efficacy of different recombinant viral vectored and DNA vaccines, using cytokines as vaccine adjuvants, against in vivo and in vitro IBDV infection and investigated their mechanism of action. The project also included studying the antiviral activity of the recently cloned chicken interferons (interferon-κ and interferon-ω) as well as interferon-α, interferon-β, and interferon-λ. Recently, she directed my interest towards other animal species and other disease models. She was recently awarded a project to strain-type bovine tuberculosis in Egypt. She is also participating in a project studying the effect of selected genes on fish wound healing. She is leading a stream of research projects studying the pathological effect of selected pesticides on Nile tilapia. She is also supervising a Master degree project under the same title..

Renuka Ramachandra
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Pharmacology
A.T. Still University