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Dressed to Kill – Prof Sunetra Gupta
October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Why do we have vaccines against some diseases but not against others? Why must the current vaccine we have for influenza require updating every few years, while a single measles vaccine can protect us for life? In this talk, Professor Gupta discusses how we have exploited the theoretical predictions of a model for influenza evolution to design and produce a new “universal” influenza vaccine. She is a Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford with an interest in infectious disease agents responsible for malaria, HIV, influenza and bacterial meningitis. Professor Gupta is also an acclaimed novelist and essayist, with her fifth novel, So Good in Black, was longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. This our first talk of term and it’s free for everyone! All subsequent talks will be £3 for non-members and free for members. You can become a member for £10 at this talk or at the Freshers’ Fair.