Seminar: Professor Jonathan Weber, "Can a Pandemic be Controlled without a Vaccine?"

Past Event

05 February 2009, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Professor Jonathan Weber, Director of Research, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

Summary: Professor Jonathan Weber, Director of Research at Imperial College's Department of Medicine, has decided to abandon his search for an HIV vaccine. After 27 years in the field, he no longer believes it to be an achievable goal. In the third of our seminars on 'Global Governance Challenges', Professor Weber explained the problems involved in designing an effective vaccine and offered his thoughts on some more promising approaches to HIV control.