Designer Malaria Vaccines

Date: Tuesday 2 June 2020
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Venue
Online
Speakers: Matt Higgins, Professor of Molecular Parasitology, and Simon Draper, Professor of Vaccinology and Translational Medicine

In this age, when an infectious disease has impacted the whole globe, it is timely to remember an infection which still kills an African child every two minutes. Every day of every month of every year. Malaria. Malaria affects hundreds of millions of people each year and kills hundreds of thousands. And the World Health Organisation estimates that deaths may double this year as health care efforts are diverted to tackling COVID. In this talk, Professor Matt Higgins and Professor Simon Draper, both Fellows of Merton, will discuss the work that they are conducting to rationally design a malaria vaccine.