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EU - The EU PCVD Consortium announced awards for Professor Hans Nauwynck and Professor Joaquim Segalés in its June 2008 newsletter.

Professor Hans Nauwynck was overjoyed to receive one of the first ever European PCV2-Research Awards.

The restless, tireless Professor and his devoted Macintosh will set to work guiding the development at Ghent University of a new approach for the set up of a reproducible model of PMWS in pigs.

The dynamic Professor Joaquim Segalés of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain was also a proud award winner. His effervescent research group will assess the impact of the genetic diversity of PCV2 isolates on vaccine efficacy. Professor Segalés plans to investigate whether a novel one-shot PCV2 vaccine for piglets can protect against both the genotypes of PCV2.

Boehringer Ingelheim has given a total of €75,000 to the three winners of its first European Porcine Circovirus 2 (PCV2) Research Award.