DC targetting vaccines

Project Details

Generating robust immune responses requires delivering vaccines to Dendritic cells to initiate immune responses. We are collaborating with Drs Mireille Lahoud, Irene Caminschi, Andrew Lew, and Ken Shortman from WEHI and the Burnet who have developed clever antibodies that target a molecule on DCs called Clec9A. These antibodies can be linked to vaccine antigens to promote high level immunity. This has worked very well in mice and we are now further developing this concept.


Dr Stephen Kent, Dr Rob De Rose, Sheilajen Alcantara


WEHI Catalyst award

Research Group

Kent laboratory: HIV vaccines; immune responses to HIV-1; immunotherapy

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Infection & Immunity, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Microbiology and Immunology