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Woman Behind Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

BP World Bureau | Nov 24 2020 11:05:55 AM
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Professor Sarah Gilbert at the university’s Jenner Institute and her indispensable team are behind the vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) which was up to 90% effective in late-stage clinical trials by the University of Oxford and pharma major AstraZeneca.

She is an Irish-born virologist who started her journey in 1994 with malaria vaccine research and has also worked on shots against Ebola and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

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She juggled a plethora of careers, from working at brewing research to human health.

She chose not to give up on a career in science because it provided a stable source of income.