Meningococcal Vaccines

Methods and Protocols

  • Andrew J. Pollard
  • Martin C.J. Maiden

Part of the Methods in Molecular Medicine™ book series (MIMM, volume 66)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Andrew J. Pollard, David Goldblatt
    Pages 23-39
  3. Qingling Yang, Harold Jennings
    Pages 41-47
  4. Zhongwu Guo, Harold Jennings
    Pages 49-54
  5. Zhongwu Guo, Harold Jennings
    Pages 55-60
  6. Carmen Arigita, Wim Jiskoot, Matthijs R. Graaf, Gideon F. A. Kersten
    Pages 61-79
  7. Carl E. Frasch, Loek van Alphen, Johan Holst, Jan T. Poolman, Einar Rosenqvist
    Pages 81-107
  8. Leanne M. DeWinter, Anthony B. Schryvers
    Pages 109-120
  9. Peter van der Ley, Loek van Alphen
    Pages 145-154
  10. Peter van der Ley, Liana Steeghs
    Pages 155-165
  11. Myron Christodoulides, Keith A. Jolley, John E. Heckels
    Pages 167-180
  12. Alexei A. Delvig, John H. Robinson, Lee Wetzler
    Pages 199-221
  13. Johan Holst, Bjørn Haneberg
    Pages 223-239
  14. Andrew R. Gorringe, Karen M. Reddin, Pierre Voet, Jan T. Poolman
    Pages 241-254
  15. Einar Rosenqvist, Helena Käyhty, Andrew J. Pollard
    Pages 255-273
  16. Ray Borrow, George M. Carlone
    Pages 289-304
  17. Catherine A. Ison
    Pages 317-329
  18. Lisbeth Meyer Næss, Fredrik Oftung, Audun Aase, Terje E. Michaelsen, Andrew J. Pollard
    Pages 339-348
  19. Alexei A. Delvig, John H. Robinson
    Pages 349-360
  20. John E. Heckels, Myron Christodoulides
    Pages 361-370
  21. Paddy Farrington, Elizabeth Miller
    Pages 371-393
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 403-421

About this book


The development of a comprehensive vaccine against Neisseria meningitidis, the causative agent of meningococcal disease, has remained elusive because of bacterial diversity and immunologic evasion. In Meningococcal Vaccines: Methods and Protocols, Andrew Pollard and Martin Maiden have assembled an impressive collection of the latest molecular and cellular techniques for the development, evaluation, and implementation of vaccines to be used against this dreaded disease. The contributors-leading scientists, clinicians, and public health physicians-describe in detail the many approaches to vaccine design, as well as the assessment of immune response to vaccine candidates and novel vaccine formulations. They also present as a test case the recent implementation of a new meningococcal vaccine in the United Kingdom. A companion volume, Meningococcal Disease: Methods and Protocols, contains detailed methods for diagnostic microbiology, bacterial characterization, epidemiology, host-pathogen interactions, and clinical studies.
Timely and comprehensive, Meningococcal Vaccines: Methods and Protocols provides the scientist, public health physician, epidemiologist, clinical microbiologist, and clinician with the essential tools to lay bare the secrets of the meningococcus and to develop, evaluate, and implement successful new meningococcal vaccines.

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew J. Pollard
    • 1
  • Martin C.J. Maiden
    • 2
  1. 1.BC Research Institute for Children’s and Women’s HealthVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious DiseaseOxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2001
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-801-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-148-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1543-1894
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6037
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