Development of serological tools for the detection of African swine fever virus
Školitel: Prof. MVDr. Vladimír Celer, Ph.D.
Instituce: University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Obor: Infectious diseases, microbiology and immunology
O mém projektu
The main aim of proposed project is improving serological detection methods of the African swine fever. Serological tests are essential for monitoring of the disease, epidemiologic studies and for evaluation of vaccination efficacy. We plan to detect immunorelevant epitopes on the surface of virus proteins and develop improved diagnostic tools based on recombinant or synthetic antigens. According experiments published by other authors we chose as first target virus proteins p72, p54 and p30.