Development of improved influenza vaccines | University of Oxford

Development of improved influenza vaccines

Professor Sarah Gilbert
18:30
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Headington
Oxford
OX3 7LD

Lecture Theatre, Level L1

Lectures and seminars
Yes
Not required

Vaccines against seasonal influenza are widely used, particularly in those aged over 65 years, but vaccine efficacy is variable and far from optimal in older adults.The  Jenner Institute, Oxford University has been developing vaccines that they predict will have higher efficacy, and conducting clinical trials of these novel vaccines. In addition to developing the vaccines it is necessary to find novel ways to test them, and both these aspects of vaccine development will be covered in the talk.