The University of Oxford ranks Number 1 in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Oxford becomes the first British university ever to occupy top position in the global table, which judges the performance of 980 universities across 79 countries.
‘We started the first trial in 2002 and we finished the efficacy trial in 2013.’ Nine years of trials. That was on top of the time taken to develop the thing in the first place. That’s a long time. For Le Mans, the MdS and the Vendee Globe, the finish line is known, fixed; for vaccines, new data may move the finish line at any time. Vaccine development may not be as physically demanding, but to keep plugging away for twenty years surely requires mental resilience.
Safety and High Level Efficacy of the Combination Malaria Vaccine Regimen of RTS,S/AS01B With Chimpanzee Adenovirus 63 and Modified Vaccinia Ankara Vectored Vaccines Expressing ME-TRAP. J Infect Dis, 214 (5). Article
Exposure to zidovudine adversely affects mitochondrial turnover in primary T cells. Antiviral Res, 133. Article
Clinical trials are an essential part of vaccine development, and our volunteers play a critical role in our studies.
If you would like to find out more about paid clinical trials, and what is involved in participating, please go to our Recruiting Trials page to see which trials are currently recruiting.
Prof Denise Doolan: Advancing the rational development of a malaria vaccine using systems immunology and genome-based technological advances, 26/Oct/2016 15:00
Prof Massimo Palmarini: Follicular dendritic cell disruption as a novel mechanism of virus-induced immunosuppression, 08/Nov/2016 14:00