Annette Böhmer, from South Africa, joined Oxford in 2010 after completing an undergraduate degree in Medicine at the University of Leipzig (Germany).
Annette completed a DPhil titled Implications of HCV genotype 3 specific immunity on cross-reactive vaccine design in 2014 under the supervision of Professor Ellie Barnes. She’s now undergoing clinical training in Oxford, as well as continuing her research on hepatitis C
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We've asked Annette Böhmer from Germany and South Africa why she decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. She also talks about her research and her experience living in Oxford.