Special Issue "Novel Insights and Advances in Aquatic Vaccines"

A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X). This special issue belongs to the section "Veterinary Vaccines".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 July 2025 | Viewed by 167

Special Issue Editors

College of Animal Science and Technology, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712000, China
Interests: aquatic bacteriology; aquatic virology; aquatic animal immunology; fish vaccines; fish disease resistance genes; host–pathogen interaction
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Dr. Tao Liu
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Guest Editor
College of Animal Science and Technology, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712000, China
Interests: aquatic animal diseases; immunology; microbial genetics
Dr. Yibin Yang
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Guest Editor
Yangtze River Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Wuhan 430223, China
Interests: aquatic diseases; clinical prevention and control; immunology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As one of the fastest growing sources for high-quality proteins, aquaculture significantly contributes to the world food security. Disease prevention and control is indispensable for a healthy and sustainable aquaculture industry. Vaccination has been one of the most effective methods to control the emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in aquaculture. Moreover, aquatic vaccines have shown potential beneficial effects on human health by overcoming negative effects due to the abuse of pharmaceuticals and antibiotics, as well as their residues in food and the environment. From the perspective of sustainability and prosperity in aquaculture, vaccination has been considered a crucial part of comprehensive fish health management. In recent decades, scientific and technological advances have paved newer paths in both basic and applied research areas of aquatic vaccines. Efforts in new technologies, approaches and strategies have been devoted to developing and designing novel aquatic vaccines with a higher quality and efficiency. Reverse vaccinology and structural vaccinology were also employed to screen stronger antigens and develop immunomics-based and computer-aided vaccines. Genetic engineering recombinant and chemical methods were applied to design adjuvant vaccines, polyvalent and combination vaccines, nanoparticle-based vaccines/nanovaccines and targeted vaccines. Moreover, novel insights also have been proposed to reveal the immunoprotective mechanism of aquatic vaccines and enrich the knowledge of immune response mechanism including mucosal immunity and systemic immunity in aquatic species.

Dr. Erlong Wang
Dr. Tao Liu
Dr. Yibin Yang
Guest Editors

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  • aquatic vaccines
  • polyvalent vaccines
  • combination vaccines
  • adjuvant vaccines
  • vaccination routes
  • immersion vaccines

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