Vaccines – past, present and future

19 October, 7:30 pm

1 hourPWYD

Talk, Discussion | Biology, Health & Medicine, History, Society

Vaccines – past, present and future

New Road Baptist Church, Bonn Square, OX1 1LQ

Louis Pasteur discovered the principles of vaccination in the 1880s, with today’s vaccines combatting diseases like measles, meningitis and polio. Join evolutionary virologist Emilia Skirmuntt from the Oxford Vaccine Group and David Miles, author of How Vaccines Work, to discuss what vaccines can do today, and what they might do in the future.

Suitable for teenagers and adults.

Dr Emilia Skimuntt is an evolutionary virologist with the Oxford Vaccine Group. Her scientific interests involve building an understanding of genome and virus evolution, including how viruses and their hosts co-evolve. She has a particular interest in bats, known to be one of the major sources of viral infections spread among humans and other animals.

Dr David Miles spent ten years researching how a child’s immune system responds to a world full of bacteria and viruses. This led him to write How Vaccines Work, a popular science book about how vaccines make those interactions as painless as possible.

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New Road Baptist Church, OX1 1LQ