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Vaccination against the digestive enzyme Cathepsin B using a YS1646 Salmonella enterica Typhimurium vector provides almost complete protection against Schistosoma mansoni challenge in a mouse model.

Hassan AS, Zelt NH, Perera DJ, Ndao M, Ward BJ.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Dec 2;13(12):e0007490. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007490. eCollection 2019 Dec.


A Sequence Distance Graph framework for genome assembly and analysis.

Yanes L, Garcia Accinelli G, Wright J, Ward BJ, Clavijo BJ.

F1000Res. 2019 Aug 23;8:1490. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.20233.1. eCollection 2019.


Exposure to lead and vaccine-specific IgG titers in South African children participating in the Venda Health Examination of Mothers, Babies and their Environment (VHEMBE): A longitudinal study.

Di Lenardo TZ, Ward BJ, Pillet S, Mann K, Bornman R, Obida M, Chevrier J.

Environ Res. 2020 Jan;180:108794. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108794. Epub 2019 Oct 9.


Evaluation of conceptual model and predictors of faecal sludge dewatering performance in Senegal and Tanzania.

Ward BJ, Traber J, Gueye A, Diop B, Morgenroth E, Strande L.

Water Res. 2019 Dec 15;167:115101. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.115101. Epub 2019 Sep 20.


Decision Tool for Herpes B Virus Antiviral Prophylaxis after Macaque-Related Injuries in Research Laboratory Workers.

Barkati S, Taher HB, Beauchamp E, Yansouni CP, Ward BJ, Libman MD.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Sep;25(9). doi: 10.3201/eid2509.190045.


Comparative Immunogenicity of the 2014-2015 Northern Hemisphere Trivalent IIV and LAIV against Influenza A Viruses in Children.

Ang JC, Wang B, Wang JJF, Zeng PYF, Krammer F, Ward BJ, Russell ML, Loeb M, Miller MS.

Vaccines (Basel). 2019 Aug 12;7(3). pii: E87. doi: 10.3390/vaccines7030087.


Suboptimal Immunization Coverage among Canadian Rheumatology Patients in Routine Clinical Care.

Qendro T, de la Torre ML, Panopalis P, Hazel E, Ward BJ, Colmegna I, Hudson M.

J Rheumatol. 2019 Jul 15. pii: jrheum.181376. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.181376. [Epub ahead of print]


Assessment of population immunity to measles in Ontario, Canada: a Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) study.

Bolotin S, Severini A, Hatchette T, McLachlan E, Savage R, Hughes SL, Wang J, Deeks SL, Wilson S, Brisson M, Halperin SA, Gubbay J, Mazzulli T, Serhir B, Ward BJ, Crowcroft N.

Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2019;15(12):2856-2864. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2019.1619402. Epub 2019 Jul 16.


Immunogenicity and safety of a quadrivalent plant-derived virus like particle influenza vaccine candidate-Two randomized Phase II clinical trials in 18 to 49 and ≥50 years old adults.

Pillet S, Couillard J, Trépanier S, Poulin JF, Yassine-Diab B, Guy B, Ward BJ, Landry N.

PLoS One. 2019 Jun 5;14(6):e0216533. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216533. eCollection 2019.


Vaccination against Clostridium difficile by Use of an Attenuated Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Vector (YS1646) Protects Mice from Lethal Challenge.

Winter K, Xing L, Kassardjian A, Ward BJ.

Infect Immun. 2019 Jul 23;87(8). pii: e00089-19. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00089-19. Print 2019 Aug.


Plant-derived virus-like particle vaccines drive cross-presentation of influenza A hemagglutinin peptides by human monocyte-derived macrophages.

Makarkov AI, Golizeh M, Ruiz-Lancheros E, Gopal AA, Costas-Cancelas IN, Chierzi S, Pillet S, Charland N, Landry N, Rouiller I, Wiseman PW, Ndao M, Ward BJ.

NPJ Vaccines. 2019 May 15;4:17. doi: 10.1038/s41541-019-0111-y. eCollection 2019.


Evolutionary genomics of anthroponosis in Cryptosporidium.

Nader JL, Mathers TC, Ward BJ, Pachebat JA, Swain MT, Robinson G, Chalmers RM, Hunter PR, van Oosterhout C, Tyler KM.

Nat Microbiol. 2019 May;4(5):826-836. doi: 10.1038/s41564-019-0377-x. Epub 2019 Mar 4.


Fecal sludge as a fuel: characterization, cofire limits, and evaluation of quality improvement measures.

Hafford LM, Ward BJ, Weimer AW, Linden K.

Water Sci Technol. 2018 Dec;78(12):2437-2448. doi: 10.2166/wst.2019.005.


Needle-free delivery of influenza vaccine using the Med-Jet® H4 is efficient and elicits the same humoral and cellular responses as standard IM injection: A randomized trial.

Shapiro JR, Hodgins B, Hendin HE, Patel A, Menassa K, Menassa C, Menassa M, Pereira JA, Ward BJ.

Vaccine. 2019 Feb 28;37(10):1332-1339. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.01.039. Epub 2019 Jan 29.


Author response: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy after fingolimod treatment.

Berger JR, Cree BA, Greenberg B, Hemmer B, Ward BJ, Dong VM, Merschhemke M.

Neurology. 2019 Jan 15;92(3):151. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000006774. No abstract available.


A plant-derived VLP influenza vaccine elicits a balanced immune response even in very old mice with co-morbidities.

Hodgins B, Pillet S, Landry N, Ward BJ.

PLoS One. 2019 Jan 10;14(1):e0210009. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210009. eCollection 2019.


Characterization of the innate stimulatory capacity of plant-derived virus-like particles bearing influenza hemagglutinin.

Won SY, Hunt K, Guak H, Hasaj B, Charland N, Landry N, Ward BJ, Krawczyk CM.

Vaccine. 2018 Dec 18;36(52):8028-8038. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.10.099. Epub 2018 Nov 14.


Sequencing of high-efficacy disease-modifying therapies in multiple sclerosis: perspectives and approaches.

Grand'Maison F, Yeung M, Morrow SA, Lee L, Emond F, Ward BJ, Laneuville P, Schecter R.

Neural Regen Res. 2018 Nov;13(11):1871-1874. doi: 10.4103/1673-5374.239432. Review.


Reactions of Fluoroalkanes with Mg-Mg Bonds: Scope, sp3 C-F/sp2 C-F Coupling and Mechanism.

Coates G, Ward BJ, Bakewell C, White AJP, Crimmin MR.

Chemistry. 2018 Nov 2;24(61):16282-16286. doi: 10.1002/chem.201804580. Epub 2018 Oct 5.


Low levels of detectable pertussis antibody among a large cohort of pregnant women in Canada.

Brooks JI, Bell CA, Rotondo J, Gilbert NL, Tunis M, Ward BJ, Desai S.

Vaccine. 2018 Oct 1;36(41):6138-6143. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.08.066. Epub 2018 Sep 1.


Methods to reliably estimate faecal sludge quantities and qualities for the design of treatment technologies and management solutions.

Strande L, Schoebitz L, Bischoff F, Ddiba D, Okello F, Englund M, Ward BJ, Niwagaba CB.

J Environ Manage. 2018 Oct 1;223:898-907. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.06.100. Epub 2018 Jul 10.


A novel serological assay for influenza based on DiD fluorescence dequenching that is free from observer bias and potentially automatable - A proof of concept study.

Makarkov AI, Patel AR, Bainov V, Ward BJ.

Vaccine. 2018 Jul 16;36(30):4485-4493. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.06.032. Epub 2018 Jun 19.


Neonatal Immunity, Respiratory Virus Infections, and the Development of Asthma.

Restori KH, Srinivasa BT, Ward BJ, Fixman ED.

Front Immunol. 2018 Jun 4;9:1249. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.01249. eCollection 2018. Review.


A combined experimental and computational study on the reaction of fluoroarenes with Mg-Mg, Mg-Zn, Mg-Al and Al-Zn bonds.

Bakewell C, Ward BJ, White AJP, Crimmin MR.

Chem Sci. 2018 Jan 23;9(8):2348-2356. doi: 10.1039/c7sc05059c. eCollection 2018 Feb 28.


The ash dieback invasion of Europe was founded by two genetically divergent individuals.

McMullan M, Rafiqi M, Kaithakottil G, Clavijo BJ, Bilham L, Orton E, Percival-Alwyn L, Ward BJ, Edwards A, Saunders DGO, Garcia Accinelli G, Wright J, Verweij W, Koutsovoulos G, Yoshida K, Hosoya T, Williamson L, Jennings P, Ioos R, Husson C, Hietala AM, Vivian-Smith A, Solheim H, MaClean D, Fosker C, Hall N, Brown JKM, Swarbreck D, Blaxter M, Downie JA, Clark MD.

Nat Ecol Evol. 2018 Jun;2(6):1000-1008. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0548-9. Epub 2018 Apr 23.


Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy after fingolimod treatment.

Berger JR, Cree BA, Greenberg B, Hemmer B, Ward BJ, Dong VM, Merschhemke M.

Neurology. 2018 May 15;90(20):e1815-e1821. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000005529. Epub 2018 Apr 18.


Proteomic fingerprinting in HIV/HCV co-infection reveals serum biomarkers for the diagnosis of fibrosis staging.

Golizeh M, Melendez-Pena CE, Ward BJ, Saeed S, Santamaria C, Conway B, Cooper C, Klein MB, Ndao M; Canadian Co-Infection Cohort (CTN222).

PLoS One. 2018 Apr 2;13(4):e0195148. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195148. eCollection 2018.


Sequencing of disease-modifying therapies for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: a theoretical approach to optimizing treatment.

Grand'Maison F, Yeung M, Morrow SA, Lee L, Emond F, Ward BJ, Laneuville P, Schecter R.

Curr Med Res Opin. 2018 Aug;34(8):1419-1430. doi: 10.1080/03007995.2018.1458023. Epub 2018 Apr 18. Review.


Morphological characterization of a plant-made virus-like particle vaccine bearing influenza virus hemagglutinins by electron microscopy.

Lindsay BJ, Bonar MM, Costas-Cancelas IN, Hunt K, Makarkov AI, Chierzi S, Krawczyk CM, Landry N, Ward BJ, Rouiller I.

Vaccine. 2018 Apr 12;36(16):2147-2154. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.02.106. Epub 2018 Mar 14.


Humoral and cell-mediated immune responses to H5N1 plant-made virus-like particle vaccine are differentially impacted by alum and GLA-SE adjuvants in a Phase 2 clinical trial.

Pillet S, Aubin É, Trépanier S, Poulin JF, Yassine-Diab B, Ter Meulen J, Ward BJ, Landry N.

NPJ Vaccines. 2018 Jan 23;3:3. doi: 10.1038/s41541-017-0043-3. eCollection 2018.


Review of synthetic human faeces and faecal sludge for sanitation and wastewater research.

Penn R, Ward BJ, Strande L, Maurer M.

Water Res. 2018 Apr 1;132:222-240. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2017.12.063. Epub 2017 Dec 30. Review.


The establishment of surrogates and correlates of protection: Useful tools for the licensure of effective influenza vaccines?

Ward BJ, Pillet S, Charland N, Trepanier S, Couillard J, Landry N.

Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2018 Mar 4;14(3):647-656. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2017.1413518. Epub 2018 Jan 16. Review.


A Bivalent Meningococcal B Vaccine in Adolescents and Young Adults.

Ostergaard L, Vesikari T, Absalon J, Beeslaar J, Ward BJ, Senders S, Eiden JJ, Jansen KU, Anderson AS, York LJ, Jones TR, Harris SL, O'Neill R, Radley D, Maansson R, Prégaldien JL, Ginis J, Staerke NB, Perez JL; B1971009 and B1971016 Trial Investigators.

N Engl J Med. 2017 Dec 14;377(24):2349-2362. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1614474.


Evolutionary genetics of immunological supertypes reveals two faces of the Red Queen.

Lighten J, Papadopulos AST, Mohammed RS, Ward BJ, G Paterson I, Baillie L, Bradbury IR, Hendry AP, Bentzen P, van Oosterhout C.

Nat Commun. 2017 Nov 3;8(1):1294. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01183-2.


Plant-made virus-like particles bearing influenza hemagglutinin (HA) recapitulate early interactions of native influenza virions with human monocytes/macrophages.

Makarkov AI, Chierzi S, Pillet S, Murai KK, Landry N, Ward BJ.

Vaccine. 2017 Aug 16;35(35 Pt B):4629-4636. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.07.012. Epub 2017 Jul 13.


Serum Carbonic Anhydrase 1 is a Biomarker for Diagnosis of Human Schistosoma mansoni Infection.

Kardoush MI, Ward BJ, Ndao M.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Apr;96(4):842-849. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0021.


Seroprevalence of rubella antibodies and determinants of susceptibility to rubella in a cohort of pregnant women in Canada, 2008-2011.

Gilbert NL, Rotondo J, Shapiro J, Sherrard L, Fraser WD, Ward BJ.

Vaccine. 2017 May 25;35(23):3050-3055. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.04.057. Epub 2017 Apr 29.


Plant-made virus-like particle vaccines bearing the hemagglutinin of either seasonal (H1) or avian (H5) influenza have distinct patterns of interaction with human immune cells in vitro.

Hendin HE, Pillet S, Lara AN, Wu CY, Charland N, Landry N, Ward BJ.

Vaccine. 2017 May 2;35(19):2592-2599. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.03.058.


Single radial haemolysis compared to haemagglutinin inhibition and microneutralization as a correlate of protection against influenza A H3N2 in children and adolescents.

Wang B, Russell ML, Brewer A, Newton J, Singh P, Ward BJ, Loeb M.

Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2017 May;11(3):283-288. doi: 10.1111/irv.12450. Epub 2017 Mar 16.


Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Workers: Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Benefit Underpinning Policies of Enforcement.

De Serres G, Skowronski DM, Ward BJ, Gardam M, Lemieux C, Yassi A, Patrick DM, Krajden M, Loeb M, Collignon P, Carrat F.

PLoS One. 2017 Jan 27;12(1):e0163586. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163586. eCollection 2017.


Evolutionary genomics of the cold-adapted diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus.

Mock T, Otillar RP, Strauss J, McMullan M, Paajanen P, Schmutz J, Salamov A, Sanges R, Toseland A, Ward BJ, Allen AE, Dupont CL, Frickenhaus S, Maumus F, Veluchamy A, Wu T, Barry KW, Falciatore A, Ferrante MI, Fortunato AE, Glöckner G, Gruber A, Hipkin R, Janech MG, Kroth PG, Leese F, Lindquist EA, Lyon BR, Martin J, Mayer C, Parker M, Quesneville H, Raymond JA, Uhlig C, Valas RE, Valentin KU, Worden AZ, Armbrust EV, Clark MD, Bowler C, Green BR, Moulton V, van Oosterhout C, Grigoriev IV.

Nature. 2017 Jan 26;541(7638):536-540. doi: 10.1038/nature20803. Epub 2017 Jan 16.


Travellers and influenza: risks and prevention.

Goeijenbier M, van Genderen P, Ward BJ, Wilder-Smith A, Steffen R, Osterhaus AD.

J Travel Med. 2017 Jan 11;24(1). pii: taw078. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taw078. Print 2017 Jan. Review.


Protocols for the Investigation of Information Processing in Human Assessment of Fundamental Movement Skills.

Ward BJ, Thornton A, Lay B, Rosenberg M.

J Mot Behav. 2017 Nov-Dec;49(6):593-602. doi: 10.1080/00222895.2016.1247033. Epub 2016 Dec 23.


Adaptive phenotypic response to climate enabled by epigenetics in a K-strategy species, the fish Leucoraja ocellata (Rajidae).

Lighten J, Incarnato D, Ward BJ, van Oosterhout C, Bradbury I, Hanson M, Bentzen P.

R Soc Open Sci. 2016 Oct 26;3(10):160299. eCollection 2016 Oct.


Low hemagglutinin antigen dose influenza vaccines adjuvanted with AS03 alter the long-term immune responses in BALB/c mice.

Yam KK, Brewer A, Bleau V, Beaulieu É, Mallett CP, Ward BJ.

Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2017 Mar 4;13(3):561-571. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2016.1241360. Epub 2016 Oct 21.


Correction: Microneutralization Assay Titres Correlate with Protection against Seasonal Influenza H1N1 and H3N2 in Children.

Verschoor CP, Singh P, Russell ML, Bowdish DM, Brewer A, Cyr L, Ward BJ, Loeb M.

PLoS One. 2016 Sep 22;11(9):e0163830. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163830. eCollection 2016.


STAT6 inhibitory peptide given during RSV infection of neonatal mice reduces exacerbated airway responses upon adult reinfection.

Srinivasa BT, Restori KH, Shan J, Cyr L, Xing L, Lee S, Ward BJ, Fixman ED.

J Leukoc Biol. 2017 Feb;101(2):519-529. doi: 10.1189/jlb.4A0215-062RR. Epub 2016 Aug 26.


Identification of Candidate Serum Biomarkers for Schistosoma mansoni Infected Mice Using Multiple Proteomic Platforms.

Kardoush MI, Ward BJ, Ndao M.

PLoS One. 2016 May 3;11(5):e0154465. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154465. eCollection 2016.

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