The country took a cautious sigh of relief this week as news broke that the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford academics triggers an immune response.
Sarah Gilbert is a professor of vaccinology at the University of Oxford and leads a team of researchers in developing a vaccine for the coronavirus, which has so far infected more than 1.7 million worldwide.
MIT News says that Mavalvala will become the new dean from Sept.1, succeeding Michael Sipser, who will return to the faculty as the Donner Professor of Mathematics after six years of service.
With luck – by which I mean vast amounts of skill and professional dedication – the Oxford University/AstraZeneca team will develop a COVID-19 vaccine. They now say it will be ready to present to the regulators by the end of the year. Despite continuing worries about the coronavirus mutating, so that people can catch versions of it more than once, and thus maybe make the vaccine less effective, the arrival of any kind of vaccine is unalloyed good news.
A teenager who was shot by a Taliban gunman during a terrorist attack that left 150 children and teachers dead at his school in Pakistan has won a place at the University of Oxford.