The Foundation seeks to enhance philanthropic support of vaccinology and is currently evaluating options for enhanced fundraising activities. The Foundation currently supports vaccine research and development through the Jenner Institute. The Foundation Board appoints the Director of the Institute, elects Jenner Investigators (currently numbering 29) and has funded space and facilities for vaccine research and development.
The Foundation actively supports enhanced collaborative interactions between researchers at The Pirbright Institute working on veterinary vaccines and those at Oxford University developing new vaccines for human use. The Foundation has also provided support for scientists from the former Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research to continue their work as part of the Jenner Institute. The Foundation draws Trustees from both Oxford University and the Pirbright Institute and has an external chair and three further independent trustees.
Prof David Salisbury CB (Chairman), WHO Advisor on Immunisation, former Director of Immunisation, UK Department of Health
Dr Norman Begg, VP and Chief Medical Officer, GSK Biologicals
Dr Bryan Charleston, Head of Livestock Viral Diseases Programme, The Pirbright Institute
Prof Paul Fine, Professor of Communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dr Michael Francis, BioVacc Consulting Ltd, UK
Prof Sir Andrew McMichael FRS, University of Oxford
Prof Venugopal Nair, Head of Avian Viral Diseases Programme, The Pirbright Institute
Prof Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, University of Oxford