The BactiVac Network was established in August 2017, bringing together academic, industrial and other partners involved in vaccine research against human and animal bacterial infections from the UK and LMICs.

The BactiVac Network fosters partnership, disseminates relevant information and provides catalyst project and training support with the aim of accelerating vaccine development for bacterial infections relevant to LMICs. The Network is directed by Professor Cal MacLennan and Professor Adam Cunningham and is hosted at the University of Birmingham. The Network is managed and governed (PDF, 246KB) by the:

  • Network Operations Management Group (PDF, 228KB) - responsible for the day to day management and delivery of the BactiVac Network’s strategy, making decisions related to its operational delivery
  • Network Management Oversight Board (PDF, 254KB) - responsible for devising and reviewing BactiVac Network strategy, making decisions related to its implementation
  • Network Advisory Board (PDF, 222KB) - composed of senior members of the bacterial vaccinology community and responsible for providing non-binding but informed guidance

Directors Cal and Adam in KenyaLeft to right: Directors Cal and Adam in Kilifi, Kenya during the 2022 Annual Network Meeting. 

Find out more:

The BactiVac Network is supported by the Wellcome Trust and the MRC through the International Science Partnerships Fund. 

Please download (PDF, 332KB) BactiVac Network flyer to circulate and/or display within your organisation. 

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UKRI Medical Research Council and UKRI Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council logos