The Jenner Institute, in partnership with the British Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, Oxfordshire Science Festival, the British Society for Immunology and NIHR BRC held a free one day event about vaccines and diseases at the Museum of Natural History.
The day was pitched at A-level students with over 250 attendees and provided an opportunity for them to discuss and debate cutting edge research with scientists, patients, research students and clinicians/nurses, and to think about the impact that this research has on society and on themselves.
The programme was a mix of interactive stalls and talks about diseases and the immune system. Research happening within NDM was represented by stalls at the event including the Modernising Medical Microbiology Group, STOP-HCV Group and The Jenner Institute. Additionally, Professor Paul Klenerman, Professor Helen McShane, Professor Adrian Hill and Dr Sumi Biswas and Dr Matthew Snape from the Department of Paediatrics all gave talks about their research. The guest lecture was from Professor Peter Piots, co-discoverer of the Ebola virus. This talk was a particular highlight for Dr Lynda Coughlan, lead organiser of the event, as it was fascinating to hear about the dedication of the field virologists.
Feedback about the event:
"Absolutely brilliant day out - inspiring, interesting and fascinating."
"Well organised, top speakers."
"Engaging activities, interesting and thought provoking talks"
Oxford Medical Illustrations produced a short video about the event.