Accelerating vaccine development together

The European Plotkin Institute for Vaccinology connects scientists, research institutions, companies and funds to serve science and society

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We received € 20 Million from the Belgian government to support this unique infrastructure

Combining vaccine trials and in-depth analyses of the immune system makes us better prepared to evaluate and help develop vaccines.

Vaccine Trials

We have a long-standing experience in running (inter)national vaccine safety and efficacy and immunogenicity trials. Our institute is contributing to the development and evaluation of vaccines targeting epidemic and endemic pathogens.


Our scientists perform in-depth and systems analyses of immune responses to vaccines and pathogens. This knowledge combined with controlled human challenge studies will provide pivotal knowledge to help develop future vaccines.

“We are happy to support the advancement of science by contributing to the construction of this institute in Belgium. Europe is the place where vaccinology began and where it is very appropriate to move it forward in this era of pandemics.”

— Stanley and Susan Plotkin

“This institute provides a unique and much needed infrastructure and system to efficiently evaluate novel therapeutics and vaccines. Because of its scale it should also considerably accelerate their development.”

— Peter Piot

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The best of both worlds

Universiteit Antwerpen and Université libre de Bruxelles are the driving forces behind the institute. Together we can help evaluate vaccines in months, not years.

The European Plotkin Institute for Vaccinology will be fully operational in the second quarter of 2022. We’ll work in our new, state-of-the-art facilities in Antwerp and Brussels.

Our team has decades of experience

The researchers of the European Plotkin Institute of Vaccinology have a strong track record in vaccine research.

Pierre Van Damme

Director Vaccinopolis -
Universiteit Antwerpen

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Arnaud Marchant

Director Institute for Medical Immunology -
Université libre de Bruxelles

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We’re currently hiring for exciting roles.

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Our insitute will be fully operational in the second quarter of 2022.

We are currently looking for sponsors and collaborators who want to support our academic research.

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