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Personal Statement

Val Ferro read Biochemistry at the University of Aberdeen (BSc Hons 1985) and carried out postgraduate research into Tumour Biology at the University of St. Andrews. (PhD, 1989). She moved to the University of Strathclyde in 1989 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, managing commercially-funded projects on vaccine development. She became a lecturer in 2006 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2018.

Research Interests

Current research interests within Dr Ferro's group focuses on three main areas: development of non-invasive human and veterinary vaccines, development of anti-fertility vaccines and natural product research.

 

Teaching Interests

Val teaches at both undergraduate (Years 1, 2 and 4) and postgraduate level.

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Projects 2002 2022

KTP-AB Vista

Mullen, A. & Ferro, V.

Ab Agri Limited, KTP Govt (TSB)

5/07/184/07/20

Project: Research

Impact Acceleration Account - University of Strathclyde 2017 / R170483-100

Mulheran, P. & Ferro, V.

1/04/1731/03/20

Project: Research - Internally AllocatedResearch (Internally Allocated)

Selected Research Output 1995 2017

8 Citations

Translational modifications to improve vaccine efficacy in an oral influenza vaccine

Bennett, E., Mullen, A. B. & Ferro, V. A. Dec 2009 In : Methods. 49, 4, p. 322-327 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Influenza Vaccines
Vaccines
Antigens
Translational Medical Research
Bile Acids and Salts
20 Citations

Immunisation with a plasmid DNA vaccine encoding gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH-I) and T-helper epitopes in saline suppresses rodent fertility

Khan, M. A. H., Ogita, K., Ferro, V. A., Kumasawa, K., Tsutsui, T. & Kimura, T. 4 Mar 2008 In : Vaccine. 26, 10, p. 1365-1374 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

DNA Vaccines
recombinant vaccines
gonadotropin-releasing hormone
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
epitopes
82 Citations
Influenza Vaccines
influenza
mouth
immune response
vaccines
5 Citations

Cochleates derived from Vibrio cholerae O1 proteoliposomes: The impact of structure transformation on mucosal immunisation

Acevedo, R., Perez, O., Zayas, C., Perez, J. L., Callico, A., Cedre, B., Garcia, L., McKee, D., Mullen, A. & Ferro, V. 12 Oct 2012 In : PLOS One. 7, 10, 8 p., e46461

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Vibrio cholerae O1
Immunization
adjuvants
immunization
Electron microscopy
2 Citations

Delivering natural products and biotherapeutics to improve drug efficacy

Obeid, M. A., Al Qaraghuli, M. M., Alsaadi, M., Alzahrani, A. R., Niwasabutra, K. & Ferro, V. A. 1 Nov 2017 In : Therapeutic Delivery. 8, 11, p. 947–956 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
File
Drug Industry
Drug Delivery Systems
Biological Products
Modern 1601-history
Drug Discovery
Open Access
File
tetrahydrofuran
Dimethyl Sulfoxide
esters
Esters
Hydrogen bonds
2 Citations
Open Access
File
Microfluidics
Surface-Active Agents
Small Interfering RNA
Green Fluorescent Proteins
Neoplasms
Open Access
File
Drug Discovery
Technology
Research
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Biological Availability
2 Citations

Metabolomic profiling of the synergistic effects of melittin in combination with cisplatin on ovarian cancer cells

Alonezi, S., Tusiimire, J., Wallace, J., Dufton, M. J., Parkinson, J. A., Young, L. C., Clements, C. J., Park, J-K., Jeon, J-W., Ferro, V. A. & Watson, D. G. 14 Apr 2017 In : Metabolites. 7, 14, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Melitten
Metabolomics
Ovarian Neoplasms
Cisplatin
Cells
5 Citations
Open Access
File
Surface-Active Agents
Microfluidics
Heating
Cholesterol
Alcohols
7 Citations
Open Access
File
Microfluidics
Surface-Active Agents
HEPES
Lipids
Tromethamine

Brain changing tubers: gene expression changes following mediaeval tuber consumption

Woods, N., Gebril, A., Simpson, A., Iannetta, P., Kenicer, G., Tate, R. J., Pickard, B., Gray, A. I. & Ferro, V. A. 14 Dec 2016 In : Planta Medica. 81, S 01, p. S1-S381

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Gene expression
Hypothalamus
Brain
RNA
Gene Expression

Effects of crude extracts from mushrooms on different cancer cell lines

Niwasabutra, K., Igoli, J. O., Young, L., Gray, A. I. & Ferro, V. A. 14 Dec 2016 In : Planta Medica. 81, S 01, p. S1-S381

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Agaricales
Complex Mixtures
Cells
Cell Line
Coriolaceae

Phytochemical and biological investigation of Calliandra surinamensis as a potential treatment for diabetes

Alzahrani, A., Abbott, G., Young, L. C., Igoli, J., Gray, A. I. & Ferro, V. A. 14 Dec 2016 In : Planta Medica. 81, S 01, p. S1-S381

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

ferulic acid
Phytochemicals
Hexanes
Medical problems
Methanol
4 Citations
Open Access
File
Single-Domain Antibodies
Antibody Formation
Antigens
Antibodies
Complementarity Determining Regions

Natural vaccine adjuvants and immunopotentiators derived from plants, fungi, marine organisms, and insects

Woods, N., Niwasabutra, K., Acevedo, R., Igoli, J., Altwaijry, N. A., Tusiimire, J., Gray, A. I., Watson, D. G. & Ferro, V. A. 10 Nov 2016 Immunopotentiators in Modern Vaccines. Schijns, V. E. J. C. & O'Hagan, D. T. (eds.). 2nd ed. London, p. 211-230 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Current trends in research, development and production of prophylactic vaccines: Report of Vaccipharma 2015 Congress

Acevedo, R., Landys, M., García-Rivera, D., Fernandez, S., Alvarez, N., Ferro, VA., Pagliusi, S. & Holst, J. 25 Oct 2016 In : SOJ Immunology. 4, 2, 13 p., 00151

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
File
Vaccines
Research
Pharmacology
Education
Melia
3 Citations

Metabolomic profiling of the effects of melittin on cisplatin resistant and cisplatin sensitive ovarian cancer cells using mass spectrometry and biolog microarray technology

Alonezi , S., Tusiimire, J., Wallace, J., Dufton, M. J., Parkinson, J. A., Young, L. C., Clements, C. J., Park, J. K., Jeon, J. W., Ferro, V. A. & Watson, D. G. 13 Oct 2016 In : Metabolites. 6, 4, 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Melitten
Metabolomics
Microarrays
Ovarian Neoplasms
Cisplatin
11 Citations

Chemical and antimicrobial profiling of propolis from different regions within Libya

Siheri, W., Zhang, T., Ebiloma, G. U., Biddau, M., Woods, N., Hussain, M. Y., Clements, C. J., Fearnley, J., Edrada Ebel, R., Paget, T., Müller, S., Carter, K. C., Ferro, V. A., De Koning, H. P. & Watson, D. G. 19 May 2016 In : PLOS One. 11, 5, 16 p., e0155355

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Crithidia fasciculata
Mycobacterium marinum
Libya
Propolis
Leishmania donovani
1 Citations

Effect of bee venom and its fractions on the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines in PMA-differentiated U937 cells co-stimulated with LPS

Tusiimire, J., Wallace, J., Woods, N., Dufton, M. J., Parkinson, J. A., Abbott, G., Clements, C. J., Young, L., Park, J. K., Jeon, J. W., Ferro, V. A. & Watson, D. G. 19 Apr 2016 In : Vaccines. 4, 2, 15 p., 11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Bee Venoms
U937 Cells
Acetates
Cytokines
Interleukin-6

A new ceramide along with eight known compounds from the roots of Artemisia incisa pamp

Mamoon-Ur-Rashid, Alamzeb, M., Ali, S., Khan, A. A., Igoli, J. O., Ferro, V. A., Gray, A. I. & Khan, M. R. 30 Sep 2015 In : Records of Natural Products. 9, 3, p. 297-304 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Artemisia
ceramides
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Ceramides
Staphylococcal Pneumonia
Open Access
File
DNA Vaccines
recombinant vaccines
gonadotropin-releasing hormone
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Fertility
26 Citations

Choice and design of adjuvants for parenteral and mucosal vaccines

Savelkoul, H. F. J., Ferro, V. A., Strioga, M. M. & Schjins, V. E. J. C. 5 Mar 2015 In : Vaccines. 3, 1, p. 148-171 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

Open Access
File
Vaccines
Antigen-Presenting Cells
Antigen Presentation
Cytokines
T-Lymphocytes

Vaccines Against Non-Infectious, Non-Cancer Novel Targets

Garside, D. A., Acevedo, R., Alsaadi, M., Nimmo, N., Gebril, A. M., Lamprou, D., Mullen, A. & Ferro, V. 5 Jan 2015 Novel Approaches and Strategies for Biologics, Vaccines and Cancer Therapies. Singh , M. & Salnikova , M. (eds.). 1st ed.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Active Immunotherapy
Biological Products
Vaccines
27 Citations
Open Access
File
MicroRNAs
microRNA
Biological Availability
bioavailability
Digestion

Fertility control in wildlife: review of current status, including novel and future technologies

Garside, D., Gebril, A., Alsaadi, M. & Ferro, V. A. 5 Aug 2014 Reproductive Biology and Integrated Conservation Science: Progress and Prospects. Holt, W. V., Brown, J. L. & Comizzoli, P. (eds.). New York: Springer, p. 467-488 22 p. (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; vol. 753)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

wildlife damage management
contraception
contraceptives
animal and human health
Contraception
11 Citations
Mucosal Administration
Antigens
Antibodies
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Nanoparticles
65 Citations

Bacterial outer membrane vesicles and vaccine applications

Acevedo, R., Fernandez, S., Zayas, C., Acosta, A., Sarmiento, M. E., Ferro, V., Rosenqvist, E., Campa, C., Cardoso, D., Garcia, L. & Perez, J. L. 2014 In : Frontiers in Immunology. 5, 121, 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
File
Vaccines
Membranes
Serogroup B Neisseria meningitidis
Serogroup A Neisseria meningitidis
Mycobacterium smegmatis
4 Citations

Phytochemical and antitrypanosomal investigation of the fractions and compounds isolated from Artemesia elegantissima

Rashid, M-U., Ali, S., Alamzeb, M., Igoli, J., Clements, C., Shah, SQ., Ferro, V., Gray, A. & Khan, M. R. 2014 In : Pharmaceutical Biology. 52, 8, p. 983-987 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trypanosoma brucei brucei
Phytochemicals
Scopoletin
Artemisia
Stigmasterol

An update on the potential for male contraception: emerging options

Garside, D. A., Gebril, A. M., Alsaadi, M., Nimmo, N., Mullen, A. & Ferro, V. 11 Apr 2013 In : Open Access Journal of Contraception. 2013, 4, 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Immunologic Contraception
Contraception
Spermatozoa
Vasectomy
Plant Extracts
3 Citations

Immune adjuvant effect of V. cholerae O1 derived Proteoliposome coadministered by intranasal route with Vi polysaccharide from Salmonella Typhi

Acevedo, R., Callico, A., Arunguren, Y., Zayas, C., Valdes, Y., Perez, O., Ferro, V. & Perez, J. L. 25 Feb 2013 In : BMC Immunology. 14, Supplement 1, S10

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
File
Salmonella typhi
Cholera
Polysaccharides
Immunoglobulin G
Typhoid-Paratyphoid Vaccines

Second international congress on immunopharmacology: delivery systems and current strategies for drug design

Acevedo, R., Landys, M., Acosta, A., Bercovier, H., Norazmi, M. N., Ferro, V. & Sarmiento, M. E. 25 Feb 2013 In : BMC Immunology. 14, Supplement 1, 2 p., S1

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
File
Drug Design
Spinocerebellar Degenerations
Cuba
Biological Products
Helicobacter pylori
2 Citations

Evaluation of immunocastration conjugates based on GnRH linked to carrier molecules in a male rodent model

Seghatoleslam, A., Ferro, V., Mansourian, M., Kargar, M., Hosseini, M. H., Manavian, M., Gebril, A. M., Mostavi-Pour, Z. & Namavari, M. Feb 2013 In : Comparative Clinical Pathology. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Rodentia
Gonadal Steroid Hormones
Testicular Hormones
Fertility Agents
10 Citations

Antidiabetic and antimicrobial activities of fractions and compounds isolated from Berberis brevissima Jafri and Berberis parkeriana Schneid

Ali, S., Igoli, J., Clements, C., Semaan, D., Almazeb, M., Rashid, M-U., Shah, S. Q., Ferro, V., Gray, A. & Khan, M. R. 2013 In : Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology. 8, 3, p. 336-342 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Berberis
Methicillin
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Berberine
Hypoglycemic Agents
3 Citations

The inhibitory effect of Haloxylon salicornicum on contraction of the mouse uterus

Saleem, N. H. A., Ferro, V., Simpson, A., Igoli, J., Gray, A. & Drummond, R. 2013 In : Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2013, 10 p., 714075

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Uterus
Synephrine
Adrenergic Receptors
Dysmenorrhea
Egypt
File
Immersion
dipping
Photons
Confocal Microscopy
submerging
33 Citations

Optimizing efficacy of mucosal vaccines

Gebril, A. M., Alsaadi, M., Acevedo, R., Mullen, A. & Ferro, V. Sep 2012 In : Expert Review of Vaccines. 11, 9, p. 1139-1155 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vaccines
Nose
Cell Communication
Immune System
Safety

An update on developments in female hormonal contraception

Garside, D. A., Gebril, A. M., Nimmo, N., Alsaadi, M., Mullen, A. & Ferro, V. 2012 In : Current Womens Health Reviews. 8, 4, p. 276-288 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Female Contraceptive Agents
Contraception
Birth Intervals
Health Resources
Poverty

In vitro study of protein release from AFCo1 and implications in mucosal immunisation

Acevedo, R., Romeu, B., Zayas, C., Gonzalez, E., Lastre, M., del Campo, J., Mullen, A., Ferro, V. & Perez, O. 2012 In : VacciMonitor. 21, 2, 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neisseria
Immunization
Stomach
Nose
Antigens

Cytotoxicity of isolated compounds from the extracts of Struchium sparganophora (Linn) Ktze asteraceae

Kasim, L. S., Ferro, V., Odukoya, OA., Ukpo, GE., Seidel, V., Gray, A. & Waigh, R. Oct 2011 In : Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences. 24, 4, p. 475-478 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Asteraceae
Luteolin
Western Africa
Ovarian Neoplasms
Cultured Cells
11 Citations

Reproductive component vaccine developments for contraceptive and non-contraceptive uses

Ferro, V. A. & Garside, D. A. Sep 2011 In : Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents. 21, 9, p. 1473-1482 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contraceptive Vaccines
Contraceptive Agents
Immunologic Contraception
Vaccination
Autoantigens

Evaluation of cytotoxic and antimicrobial activities of Struchium sparganophora (Linn) Ktze Asteraceae.

Kasim, L. S., Ferro, V. A., Odkoya, O. A., Ukpo, G. E., Seidel, V., Gray, A. I. & Waigh, R. 18 Mar 2011 In : Journal of Medicinal Plant Research. 5, 6, p. 862-867 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Asteraceae
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
minimum inhibitory concentration
anti-infective agents
extracts

Antimicrobial agents from the leaf of Struchium sparganophora (Linn) Ktze, Asteraceae.

Kasim, L. S., Ferro, V., Odkoya, O. A., Drummond, A., Ukpo, G. E., Seidel, V., Gray, A. & Waigh, R. Jan 2011 In : Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials. 3, 1, p. 13-17 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Asteraceae
anti-infective agents
minimum inhibitory concentration
fungi
leaves

Adjuvants and vaccine delivery systems

Ferro, V. 2011 Novel Approaches to Vaccine Research. Hefferon, K. L. (ed.). p. 199-222 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Vaccines
2 Citations

Adjuvant strategies required for targeting mucosal tissues

Ferro, V. A. & Pérez, O. 31 Dec 2009 In : Methods. 49, 4, p. 299-300 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drug Compounding
Platinum
Surface-Active Agents
Respiratory System
Lung Diseases
10 Citations
Stephania
Cestoda
Cyclic GMP
Phytochemicals
Fabaceae
50 Citations

Delivery systems: a vaccine strategy for overcoming mucosal tolerance?

Ferro, V. A., Mann, J. F. S., Acevedo, R., del Campo, J. & Pere, O. Jan 2009 In : Expert Review of Vaccines. 8, 1, p. 103-112 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vaccines
Nose
Oral Administration
Antigens

Adjuvants: an essential component of neisseria vaccines

Acevedo, R., Romeu, B., del Campo, J., Gonzales, E., Balbao, J., Zayas, C., Cuello, M., Cabrera, O. & Ferro, V. A. 2009 In : VacciMonitor. 18, 2, p. 93-96 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
Neisseria
Vaccines
Antigens
Immune System
DNA Vaccines
15 Citations

Immunisation of male mice with a plasmid DNA vaccine encoding gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH-I) and t-helper epitopes suppresses fertility in vivo

Khan, M. A. H., Ferro, V. A., Koyama, M., Kinugasa, Y., Song, M., Ogita, K., Murata, Y. & Kimura, T. 4 May 2007 In : Vaccine. 25, 18, p. 3544-3553 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

DNA Vaccines
recombinant vaccines
gonadotropin-releasing hormone
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
epitopes
5 Citations

Effect of immunisation against gonadotropin releasing hormone isoforms (mammalian GnRH-I, chicken gnRH-II and lamprey gnRH-III) on murine spermatogenesis

Khan, M. A. H., Prevost, M., Waterston, M. M., Harvey, M. J. & Ferro, V. A. 1 Mar 2007 In : Vaccine. 25, 11, p. 2051-2063 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lampreys
Petromyzontiformes
gonadotropin-releasing hormone
Spermatogenesis
spermatogenesis
1 Citations

Natural product research: the challenges facing the modern researcher

Ferro, V. A. & Gray, A. 2007 In : Methods. 42, 4, p. 313-314 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Traditional Medicine
Complementary Therapies
Biological Products
Medicine
Research Personnel
71 Citations

Screening methods used to determine the anti-microbial properties of aloe vera inner gel

Ferro, V. A., Habeeb, F., Shakir, E., Bradbury, F., Cameron, P., Taravati, M., Gray, A. & Drummond, A. J. 2007 In : Methods. 42, 4, p. 315-320 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aloe
Assays
Screening
Gels
Bacteria
38 Citations

The inner gel component of aloe vera suppresses bacterial-induced pro-inflammatory cytokines from human immune cells

Ferro, V. A., Habeeb, F., Stables, G., Bradbury, F., nong, S., Cameron, P. & Plevin, R. J. 2007 In : Methods. 42, 4, p. 388-393 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gels
Cytokines
Aloe
Shigella flexneri
Powders
21 Citations

Evaluation of two GnRH-I based vaccine formulations on the testes function of entire suffolk cross ram lambs

Earl, E. R., Waterston, M. M., Aughey, E., Harvey, M. J., Matschke, C., Colston, A. & Ferro, V. A. 12 Apr 2006 In : Vaccine. 24, 16, p. 3172-3183 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diphtheria Toxoid
Suffolk (sheep breed)
Tetanus Toxoid
toxoids
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
50 Citations

Oral delivery of tetanus toxoid using vesicles containing bile salts (bilosomes) induces significant systemic and mucosal immunity

Alexander, J., Mann, J. F. S., Scales, H. E., Shakir, E., Carter, K. C., Mullen, A. & Ferro, V. A. Feb 2006 In : Methods. 38, 2, p. 90-95 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mucosal Immunity
Tetanus Toxoid
Bile Acids and Salts
Small Intestine
Antigens
5 Citations

Mucosal immunisation: successful approaches to targeting different tissues

Ferro, V. A. & Carter, K. C. 2006 In : Methods. 38, 2, p. 61-64 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Immunization
Tissue
Antigens
Vaccination
Vaccines
70 Citations
Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases
Lipopolysaccharides
Monocytes
Macrophages
Phosphorylation
1 Citations
Vaccines
Research Personnel
Intellectual Property
Influenza Vaccines
Intellectual property
35 Citations

Efficacy of an anti-fertility vaccine based on mammalian gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH-I)--a histological comparison in male animals

Ferro, V. A., Khan, M. A. H., McAdam, D., Colston, A., Aughey, E., Mullen, A. B., Waterston, M. M. & Harvey, M. J. A. 30 Sep 2004 In : Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 101, 1-2, p. 73-86 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gonadotropin-releasing hormone
spermatogenesis
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Fertility
Spermatogenesis

Peptide vaccines in immunocontraception

Ferro, V. A. & Mordini, E. 29 Feb 2004 In : Current Opinion in Molecular Therapeutics. 6, 1, p. 83-89 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Immunologic Contraception
Contraceptive Vaccines
Subunit Vaccines
Communicable Diseases
Vaccines
22 Citations

Immune responses to a GnRH-based anti-fertility immunogen, induced by different adjuvants and subsequent effect on vaccine efficacy

Ferro, V. A., Costa, R., Carter, K. C., Harvey, M. J., Waterston, M. M., Mullen, A., Matschke, C., Mann, J. F. S., Colston, A. & Stimson, W. H. 25 Feb 2004 In : Vaccine. 22, 8, p. 1024-31 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
adjuvants
Fertility
Vaccines
triacetin
44 Citations

Optimisation of a lipid based oral delivery system containing A/Panama influenza haemagglutinin

Mann, J. F. S., Ferro, V. A., Mullen, A., Tetley, L., Mullen, M., Carter, K. C., Alexander, J. & Stimson, W. H. 2004 In : Vaccine. 22, 19, p. 2425-2429 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Panama
Hemagglutinins
hemagglutinins
influenza
Human Influenza
Tissue Distribution
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Rats
Amino Acid Sequence
Binding Sites
15 Citations
Tissue Distribution
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Amino Acid Sequence
Binding Sites
Monoclonal Antibodies
60 Citations

In vitro susceptibilities of Shigella flexneri and Streptococcus pyogenes to inner gel of Aloe barbadensis Miller

Ferro, V. A., Bradbury, F., Cameron, P., Shakir, E., Rahman, S. R. & Stimson, W. H. 31 Mar 2003 In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 47, 3, p. 1137-1139 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aloe
Shigella flexneri
Streptococcus pyogenes
Gels
Bacteria
30 Citations

Current advances in antifertility vaccines for fertility control and noncontraceptive applications

Ferro, V. A. 31 Dec 2002 In : Expert Review of Vaccines. 1, 4, p. 443-452 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contraceptive Vaccines
Contraception
Immunologic Contraception
Population Control
Contraceptive Agents
13 Citations
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Fertility
Carrier Proteins
Vaccines
Peptides
6 Citations

Part II: influence of dimerization of a modified GnRH-I peptide sequence on a male antifertility vaccine

Ferro, V. A., Harvey, M. J. A., Colston, A. & Stimson, W. H. 9 Dec 2002 In : American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 48, 6, p. 372-380 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contraceptive Vaccines
Dimerization
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Tetanus Toxoid
Castration
20 Citations

Immunoneutralisation of GnRH-I, without cross-reactivity to GnRH-II, in the development of a highly specific anti-fertility vaccine for clinical and veterinary use

Ferro, V. A., Khan, M. A., Latimer, V. S., Brown, D., Urbanski, H. F. & Stimson, W. H. 30 Aug 2001 In : Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 51, 2, p. 109-29 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Fertility
Vaccines
Tetanus Toxoid
Antibody Specificity
14 Citations
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Vaccines
Hormones
Poisons
Neoplasms
16 Citations
Beta Subunit Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FSH Receptors
Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Fertility
Peptides
21 Citations

Investigation into suitable carrier molecules for use in an anti-gonadotrophin releasing hormone vaccine

Ferro, V. A. & Stimson, W. H. 31 Jul 1998 In : Vaccine. 16, 11-12, p. 1095-1102 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gonadotropin-releasing hormone
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Vaccines
vaccines
tetanus
24 Citations
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Estrogens
Breast Neoplasms
Tuberculin
Neoplasms
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Immunization
Tetanus Toxoid
Testosterone
Gonadal Steroid Hormones
11 Citations
Aluminum Hydroxide
synthetic hormones
aluminum hydroxide
gonadotropin-releasing hormone
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Neutron Capture Therapy
Boron
Boron Compounds
Streptavidin
Antibodies

Development of a hormone neutralizing vaccine, using GnRH-glycys-PPD, for use in the treatment of oestrogen-dependent disorders

Ferro, V. A., O'Grady, J. E., Notman, J. & Stimson, W. H. 30 Jun 1995 In : Therapeutic immunology. 2, 3, p. 147-157 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tuberculin
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Estrogens
Vaccines
Hormones

Thesis

Anticancer activity of Lovage (Levisticum officinale Koch) extracts

Author: Abubaker, N., 1 Sep 2011

Supervisor: Ferro, V. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Chemical and molecular analysis of Libyan desert plants used in camel feed

Author: Ben Zaed, S. A. S., 1 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Ferro, V. (Supervisor) & Tate, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2004 2017

University of Stirling (External organisation)

Ferro, V. (Advisor)
Nov 20172018

Activity: Membership of board

South African Medical Research Council (External organisation)

Ferro, V. (Advisor)
20172018

Activity: Membership of peer review panel or committee

Impacts

Economic benefit and competitive advantage from commercial adoption of an innovative non-invasive delivery method for drugs and vaccines

Katharine Carter (Participant), Valerie Ferro (Participant), Alexander Mullen (Participant), James Alexander (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

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