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New Targeting Vaccines for Sustainable Aquaculture

NFR 244336/The Norwegian Research Council

Fish diseases represent one of the major risks to the continued growth of the aquaculture industry. This project will develop a flexible and versatile fish vaccine platform (TarGet) where vaccines can be easily tailored to any viral disease and fish species.

Vaccines carry whole or fragments of pathogens and are given as a mean to fight infectious diseases. The vaccine stimulates the body’s immune system and places the host on alert in later encounters with the pathogen in question. Sometimes, protection fails because the host's immune system simply does not respond to the vaccine adequately.

In TarGet we explore new approaches to ensure a strong and efficient immune response, a principle that can be easily adapted to a variety of pathogens and species.


Project Manager from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute
Linda Helena Hauge 

Pharmaq AS
Vaccibody AS
Iacob Mathiesen
Kjeller Innovasjon

Duration: 01.04.2015 - 01.04.2018


Hauge Helena


Grimholt Unni

Senior Researcher