Award winners


Arnaud Lebret, Porc.Spective swine veterinary practice, Brittany, France

  • Field study to assess vertical transmission of type 1 strains of PRRS virus using pre-weaning oral fluid samples

Anne Brigitte Cay, CODA-CERVA National Reference Laboratories, Brussels, Belgium

  • Assessment of immunological response and clinical protection after single and double PRRSV vaccination in weaning piglets with maternal antibodies in a combined field and experimental study

Simon Graham, The Pirbright Institute, UK 

  • Genetic programming of porcine memory B cells to enable the isolation of PRRSV-neutralizing monoclonal antibodies



Carlos Piñeiro Noguera, PigCHAMP Pro Europa S.L., Spain 

  • PRRSons Project

Gerard E. Martín Valls, IRTA Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain 

  • Alternative Sampling Methods in newborn Piglets for PRRS Diagnosis 

Olivier Bourry /Nicolas Rose, Anses - French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, France 

  • Interference of Maternally Derived Antibodies with PRRS Vaccine in Piglets: Impact on Viral Parameters and Transmission



Charlotte Sonne Kristensen, Pig Research Centre, Danish Agriculture and Food Council

  • Investigation of the duration of viremia and protection after simultaneously vaccination with PRRS MLV against both PRRSV type 1 and type 2

Cinta Prieto, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

  • Determination of the frequency of animals with broadly cross-reactive neutralizing antibodies in the sow population

Nicolas Rose/ Oliver Bourry, French Agency for food, environmental and occupational health and safety (Anses)

  • Interference of Maternally Derived Antibodies with PRRS vaccine in piglets