Information technologies for vaccine research

Expert Rev Vaccines. 2005 Jun;4(3):407-17. doi: 10.1586/14760584.4.3.407.


Vaccinology is a combinatorial science which studies the diversity of pathogens and the human immune system, and formulations that can modulate immune responses and prevent or cure disease. Huge amounts of data are produced by genomics and proteomics projects and large-scale screening of pathogen-host and antigen-host interactions. Current developments in computational vaccinology mainly support the analysis of antigen processing and presentation and the characterization of targets of immune response. Future development will also include systemic models of vaccine responses. Immunomics, the large-scale screening of immune processes which includes powerful immunoinformatic tools, offers great promise for future translation of basic immunology research advances into successful vaccines.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Computational Biology / trends
  • Humans
  • Technology, Pharmaceutical / methods*
  • Technology, Pharmaceutical / trends
  • Vaccines / genetics
  • Vaccines / therapeutic use*


  • Vaccines