Event info
Date:25 Nov
Time:16:00 - 17:30
Venue:Novo Nordisk Foundation, Hellerup
Contact person
Louise Fur Høier

Louise Fur Høier

Event Manager & PA to CEO

Bioscience Lecture: Epidemic Preparedness

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed vaccine science in the limelight and acutely demonstrated how vaccines can save lives and societies. The rapid advances in vaccine science spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic were built on a solid foundation of infectious disease research and provide promise for better ways of fighting new and existing infectious diseases. However, there is still substantial progress to be made in promoting long-term immunity, combatting vaccine inequity, and ensuring epidemic preparedness.

This lecture is organized in a collaboration between Bioscience Cluster and a new department at the Novo Nordisk foundation, Infectious Diseases.

The first talk by Peter Lawætz Andersen, who is the director of Infectious Diseases, will provide a historical perspective of vaccine science and discuss how COVID-19 was a game-changer for vaccine science. The second talk by Ingrid Kromann will provide an overview of how The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) aims to promote vaccine access to all and ensure that societies are well-equipped for the next pandemic threat.

The lecture will, as always, be available to both physical and online attendance.

Date: 25 November 2021
Time: 16:00 – 17:30 CET
Venue: Novo Nordisk Foundation, Tuborg Havnevej 19, 2900 Hellerup






15:45Arrival and Registration
16:05Vaccines – how did it start and how did Covid-19 change vaccine technology
Peter Lawætz Andersen, Professor of Immunology at University of Copenhagen and Senior Project Director, Infectious Diseases, Novo Nordisk Fonden
16:45New Vaccines for a safer world – Speed is of the essence in outbreak response
Ingrid Kromann, Head of CMC at CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations)
17:25Concluding remarks
17:30Networking with drinks and snacks for physical participants
18:30Thank you for today!

*Please note that the program might be subject to changes


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