Welcome to the UCL Science Society

The UCL Science Society is a social dining club for members of UCL with a general interest in Science. We meet five times per year to enjoy a talk on a scientific topic of general interest and have dinner together. If you would like to join the society, please write to the secretary. Membership of the society costs £10/year and is open to all current and past UCL employees. Non members are welcome to join us for the talk only, but need to book in advance using the form below. Read more about the society.

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Next Science Society Meeting

Time & Date18:00 Thursday 18/10/2018
LocationLecture: Schild LT; followed by dinner in the Haldane Room at 19.15 hrs.
TitleMeeting the Global Health challenge with vaccines at 15cents per dose
Speaker Prof Tarit Mukhopadhyay (Dept. Biochemical Engineering, UCL. Senior Lecturer.)
AbstractVaccines are the most successful public health initiative of the 20th century. Today, vaccine supply and affordability are the two key issues that limit our ability to eradicate disease, reach immunization goals, and respond to epidemics. Many vaccines use manufacturing processes that are 50-60 years old and have resulted in supply interruptions in the UK and developing nations. This investment will create tools and novel manufacturing technologies that will modernize vaccine manufacturing processes that were established in the last century, such that these life-saving medicines are available to all, irrespective of economic circumstance.
Hear Tarit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttefiSGSAqw

Tarit is Chair of the Vaccine Development Working Group for the UK Vaccine Network and was recently promoted to Professor in recognition for his leadership of vaccine bioprocessing research and teaching agendas, leadership of the Gates Foundation ULTRA grant and the new EPSRC Vaccine Manufacturing Research Hub.
Tarit is also responsible for co-ordination of all vaccine related teaching activities across the Department and at the Faculty of Engineering. As part of the Engineering Challenges course, students are required to consider the manufacture of a low-cost vaccine and its delivery, distribution and financing. He also delivers a series of lectures to MEng and Msc students regarding the latest advanced in vaccine technology as well as the ethics and economics of vaccine development.
NotesRefreshments at 17.30 hours, talk at 18.00 hrs and dinner at 19.15 hours.

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    • Advance booking is closed for this event.

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Membership of the Science Society is £10/year payable in May. If you are already a member and wish to pay your membership fee only: Pay membership fee now.

Officers of the Society

PresidentSecretaryTreasurer
Dr. Stephen Morris Dr. Margaret Mayston Prof. Mark Huckvale

 

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