Antigen surveillance

Using genomic systems

Using genomic systems to rapidly assess the carriage, variability and evolution of viral and bacterial vaccine antigen targets.

To ensure that vaccines to be developed protect against all pathogen variants, AVRA will complement the activities of NHMRC APPRISE, MRFF Pathogen Genomics initiatives and a national network of clinical investigators, to sample pathogen vaccine antigen variability and assess the natural evolution of vaccine antigen targets to ensure broad vaccine coverage against pathogen variants.