Annual Fellows' Meeting and Jean Shanks Lecture 2021



14.30, Tuesday 07 December 2021

Fellows are warmly invited to attend the Academy’s Annual Fellows’ Meeting and Jean Shanks Lecture on Tuesday 7 December.

This year's meeting will again be held in virtual format to enable the participation of as many Fellows as possible. The afternoon will include the Academy's AGM and a series of presentations highlighting impact of the Academy's work in 2021 as well as an update on development of the Academy's next 10-year strategy.

The afternoon will also include a research presentation from this year's Foulkes Foundation Academy of Medical Sciences Medallist and the programme will conclude with the 2021 Jean Shanks Lecture which will be presented at 17:00 by Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert FMedSci, who will be speaking about  `Vaccine development in a pandemic'.

This event will take the form of  two separate sessions during the afternoon. The final programme will be uploaded to this page in due course.
Details of the agenda items for this year's AGM will be circulated separately

14:30-16:30:
AGM, Review of the Year, Strategy update and Foulkes Foundation-Academy of Medical Sciences Medal research presentation

17:00-18:00:  
Jean Shanks Lecture 2021:
`Vaccine development in a pandemic'
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert FMedSci

Dame Sarah Gilbert DBE is the Saïd Professor of Vaccinology in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of East Anglia and her doctoral degree at the University of Hull. Following four years as a research scientist at the biopharmaceutical company Delta Biotechnology she joined Oxford University in 1994 and became part of the Jenner Institute when it was founded in 2005. Her chief research interest is the development of viral-vectored vaccines that work by inducing strong and protective T and B cell responses. She works on vaccines for many different emerging pathogens, including influenza, Nipah, MERS, Lassa, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, and in 2020, initiated the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine project.

Dame Sarah is the Oxford Project Leader for ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which is now in use in many countries around the world. She has been recognised for her ground-breaking work in vaccine development, notably receiving the Albert Medal from the Royal Society of Arts as well as being named as one of Bloomberg’s 50 Most Influential people in 2020. In 2021 she became a Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE), for services to Science and Public Health. She was elected to the Academy Fellowship this year.

These events are by invitation only. Booking is now open. 
To receive connection details for these events, booking is required.  Please register using the link above. 

Fellows booking for this event are asked to do so using the email address used by the Academy to contact them - which will help the system clearly identify bookings.

Zoom connection details for each session will be circulated a few days before the event.


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