25 January 2024
Researchers from the Department of Paediatrics today welcomed the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Minister for Development and Africa, to the laboratories and clinics of several of its vaccine development groups.
4 January 2024
Matthew Snape, Professor of Paediatrics and Vaccinology at the Oxford Vaccine Group (OVG) before moving to Moderna in August 2022, has been appointed Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Public Health, particularly during COVID-19 while working at the OVG.
12 December 2023
Oxford Vaccine Group (OVG), which led the rapid clinical development of the Oxford vaccine in COVID-19 in the pandemic, has been awarded a total of £7,788,783 by UK Aid for research into the prevention of five dangerous diseases with epidemic or pandemic potential.
8 December 2023
Experts have launched a new campaign in a bid to boost waning vaccine uptake by giving people more information about how clinical trials work. Researchers hope to alleviate hesitancy by showing with a simple animation and comic the complex way vaccines are developed.
20 November 2023
Daniela Ferreira, Professor of Respiratory Infection and Vaccinology at the University of Oxford’s Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has been awarded one of six prestigious Research Professorships by the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR).
3 November 2023
Experts linked to the International Pandemic Preparedness Secretariat (IPPS) visited the University of Oxford’s vaccine laboratories this week as part of a two-day gathering on accelerating pandemic preparedness.
2 November 2023
The University of Oxford and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) today announced the launch of a new project to initiate early development of prototype vaccines against the Junín virus, selected as an exemplar of the Arenavirus family which is responsible for multiple deadly haemorrhagic fevers with epidemic and pandemic potential.
25 October 2023
A pioneering study into human immunity is being launched today by Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford. The study, called LEGACY03, is being funded by the Medical Research Council part of UK Research and Innovation. By investigating how lymph nodes work, and how they make responses to vaccines in younger and older people, it has the potential to improve vaccine design for different age groups significantly.
18 September 2023
Researchers at the University of Oxford's Pandemic Sciences Institute have launched a new clinical trial to find a vaccine to protect people against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
12 September 2023
A University of Oxford study has administered a new vaccine against tick-borne virus Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) to human volunteers for the first time. The clinical trial of the ChAdOx2 CCHF vaccine aims to confirm its safety and understand how individuals develop immunity following vaccination.
31 August 2023
The University of Oxford and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) have entered into a strategic partnership to accelerate the development of safe, effective and globally accessible vaccines to counter the threat of future pandemics.
22 June 2023
Dr Parvinder Aley, Director of Global Operations at the Oxford Vaccine Group, has been recognised and celebrated in the 2023 King’s Birthday Honours list. Dr Aley has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic.
13 September 2022
A severe flu outbreak or new coronavirus variant could prove catastrophic for a health service already on its knees
6 July 2022
Up to $30 million in funding has been announced by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to bring a new nanoparticle vaccine offering protection against a range of coronaviruses to clinical trial.
16 May 2022
COVID-19 vaccines given as fourth doses in the UK offer excellent boosting immunity protection, according to the latest results from a nationwide NIHR-supported study.
9 May 2022
The Oxford Vaccine Group’s Lead Statistician, Professor Merryn Voysey, received the prestigious Australian of the Year in the UK award at a gala dinner recently.
8 November 2021
The University of Oxford and Brazilian Ministry of Health have announced a joint initiative to set up a global health and clinical research unit in Brazil led by Professor Sue Ann Clemens CBE.
29 July 2021
The University of Oxford’s and our partners AstraZeneca have today announced that one billion doses of the ChAdOx1 nCov-19 coronavirus vaccine have been released, to more than 170 countries, marking a key milestone as part of the University and AstraZeneca’s joint vision to make the available to the world, on a not-for-profit basis for the world during the pandemic, and in perpetuity for low- and middle-income countries.
9 July 2021
Researchers behind the Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine have been recognised for their excellence at a healthcare awards ceremony.
Mixed Oxford/Pfizer vaccine schedules generate robust immune response against COVID-19, finds Oxford-led study
30 June 2021
Alternating doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines generate robust immune responses against COVID-19, according to researchers running the University of Oxford-led Com-COV study.