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Sarah Gilbert

Professor of Vaccinology, University of Oxford

Dr. Sarah Gilbert is Professor of Vaccinology in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of East Anglia and her doctoral degree at the University of Hull. Following four years as a research scientist at the biopharmaceutical company Delta Biotechnology she joined Oxford University in 1994 and became part of the Jenner Institute (within NDM) when it was founded in 2005. Her chief research interest is the development of viral-vectored vaccines that work by inducing strong and protective T and B cell responses. She works on vaccines for many different emerging pathogens, including influenza, Nipah, MERS, Lassa, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, and SARS-CoV-2. Working with colleagues in the Jenner Institute research labs, the Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility and Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, all situated on the Old Road Campus in Oxford, she has advanced important novel vaccines from design to clinical development, with a particular interest in the rapid transfer of vaccines into manufacturing and first in human trials. She is the Oxford Project Leader for ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, an important vaccine ( being codeveloped with AstraZeneca) against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which likely can play an important role in this current pandemic. Sarah has had an exceptionally impactful vaccine career and has contributed service to ISF in by participating in past ISV conferences, serving on the organizing committee for the annual ISV meeting held in 2020, as well as being able to serve on the organizing committee for the ISV 2021 meeting.

ISV Fellow of the Month
United Kingdom