Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine co-creator Professor Sarah Gilbert collects damehood


A scientist who co-created the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine has collected her damehood at Windsor Castle. Professor Sarah Gilbert was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by the Princess Royal today (February 15).

Sarah Gilbert becomes recipient of Sunhak Peace Prize


The University of Oxford's Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert has been named a Laureate of the 5th Sunhak Peace Prize for her efforts to protect global health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research collaboration launched to focus on repurposing existing anti-viral therapies to treat COVID-19


A new £1.6m collaborative project has been launched to rapidly identify new treatments for COVID-19.

Sarah Gilbert elected as RA Honorary Fellow


The Royal Academy of Arts has named the University of Oxford's Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert as one of its Honorary Fellows.

£50m funding for Poonawalla Vaccines Research Building at Oxford University


The Poonawalla Vaccines Research Building is to be established at Oxford University following £50m funding commitment from Serum Life Sciences.

Volunteers needed for human challenge trial to study immune response to Covid-19

General Research

Oxford researchers are seeking participants for a trial to discover what happens when people who have either already had Covid-19 or who have been vaccinated are exposed to the original strain of virus

The Richard Dimbleby Lecture


Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert delivers an account of the development of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, which has now been used in more than 170 countries.

First trial participants vaccinated with Oxford COVID-19 variant vaccine

General Research

The University of Oxford in partnership with AstraZeneca began vaccinations on 27 June 2021 for a new phase in human trials to test a COVID-19 vaccine ‘AZD2816’ in volunteers against the B.1.351 variant of concern – commonly known as the Beta variant.

African trial of novel HIV vaccine candidate starts

The Globally Relevant AIDS Vaccine Europe-Africa Trials Partnership (GREAT) – of which the University of Oxford is a lead partner – announced today the start of vaccinations in a Phase I clinical trial of a novel HIV vaccine candidate.

NDM Researchers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

General Research

The pioneering work of members of the University, including research into tackling the Coronavirus pandemic, has been recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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