Smallpox to COVID: a comparison of vaccine development

 Smallpox to COVID: a comparison of vaccine development

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 15th Jul 2021

 Free

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

A talk that explores the historical and modern-day development of vaccination comparing the first and only human disease eradicated by vaccination, smallpox, and today’s global challenge, COVID-19.

Learn about ‘A Pox In All Our Houses: Discovering the origin and evolution of smallpox vaccine’ the fascinating ongoing research project with Dr Ana Duggan, adjunct assistant professor at McMaster University, and Anna Dhody, curator of the Mütter Museum. Using the latest scientific techniques, this project is sampling historic items associated with smallpox vaccination to answer questions about the variety of viruses used for vaccination purposes across the globe during the 18th and 19th centuries. One of the items sampled is a set of blades from the RCP collection that is likely to have belonged to Edward Jenner (1749–1823), the doctor who greatly advanced the development of smallpox inoculation.

In comparison we will also hear from Dr Gregory Poland director of the Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic, about how todays COVID vaccines are being developed to tackle a modern, pandemic disease.

The event will include an introduction to the RCP Museum’s current exhibition ‘RCP Unseen’ and after the talks there will be a discussion panel where you can ask the knowledgeable speakers your questions

As the speakers are joining us from the USA and Canada this event will be held online only.


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This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 15th Jul 2021

 Free

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2021-07-15 2021-07-15 Europe/London Smallpox to COVID: a comparison of vaccine development A talk that explores the historical and modern-day development of vaccination comparing the first and only human disease eradicated by vaccination, smallpox, and today’s global challenge, COVID-19. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/07/15/smallpox-to-covid-a-comparison-of-vaccine-development-266404 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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