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CCDD ID Epi Spring Seminar Series
April 29th, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Talk title: Fc-dependent IgG parasite clearance as a guide for vaccine development against P. falciparum malaria.
Presenter: Dr. Faith Osier, Professor of Immunology at Heidelberg University, Germany, and Executive Director of the IAVI Human Immunology Laboratory at Imperial College London.
Faith Osier trained as a paediatrician in Kenya, specialized in immunology in Liverpool, and obtained a PhD from the Open University in the UK. Her work in malaria vaccine development focuses on vaccine candidate discovery, the identification of correlates of protection and the mechanisms that underpin protective immunity. Her vision is to ‘Make Malaria History’ through vaccination. She also aims to inspire and support the next generation of African scientists to provide the solutions that the continent urgently needs. Her work has led to international honors and prizes, including the Royal Society Pfizer Prize, the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, and an UKRI African Research Leader Award. She is a TED Fellow, an EDCTP Senior Fellow and an official #TOGETHERBAND Ambassador for the United Nations Global Goal 3. She is the current President of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) and serves on multiple international funding and expert panels.