The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford were delighted to be a part of the BSGCT Public Engagement Day 2015 which will be run in partnership with the British Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, Oxfordshire Science Festival, the British Society for Immunology and NIHR BRC. This free, one day interactive event provided an opportunity to discuss and debate cutting edge research with scientists, patients, research students and clinicians/nurses, and to think about the impact that this research has on society and on you. We had a great line-up of speakers who introduced the immune system and its response to infection, paediatric vaccines as well as discussing novel vaccines for malaria, TB and Ebola and their progress in clinical trials. The lunchtime session allowed students the chance to participate in several hands-on activities as well as chatting to active scientists from a range of career backgrounds and levels. Teachers had a chance to meet STEM ambassadors and representatives from the Nuffield Foundation to hear about their schools science placement schemes.
This event was an opportunity to discuss and debate new developments in vaccines for major infectious diseases and to learn about how the immune system responds to infection. This was a chance to engage with scientists, clinicians and research students to learn about the impact this research has on society and to hear about different career paths in science.
An interactive day for anyone who wants to find out about the immune system, vaccines and infectious diseases.
The FREE event is suitable for GCSE and A-Level students and anyone with an interest in learning more about immunity and disease prevention.Programme Overview Programme Booklet Engagement Day Photos