Imperial College London, present The Vaccine Revolution at DAVOS in 2019

An article from January 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos by Imperial College London on ‘Developing a Vaccine Revolution’.

Alice Gast the President of Imperial College took a team of academics to Switzerland to present their ideas on bringing AI technology to the vaccine industry.

“President Gast said: “We really do need global multi stakeholder collaboration to make a difference and that is what the centre for the 4ID brings.

“It’s incumbent on all of us to work together to pursue technology for the benefit of society.

“AI is changing fundamental basic research. It’s enhancing our ability to design molecules in chemistry, making it possible to understand our microbiome, develop technologies for people to use in medicine, health, surgeries and tackle climate change.

“We need to make sure we are pursuing fundamental research that benefits society and at the same time educate our students and the population.”

Professor Robin Shattock, Head of Mucosal Infection and Immunity within the Department of Medicine, is working on the manufacturing of RNA vaccines to create quicker and more accessible responsiveness to outbreaks of known pathogens – such as flu, and unknown pathogens, called Disease X.Professor Shattock said: “In a pandemic situation, for every month delay, there is a potential for five million fatalities, that’s equivalent of losing a city the size of Rome or Singapore every month. We need to completely reimagine the way vaccines are being produced and approved.”Read more   HERE

 

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