Meet the 2021 Guest Lecturers

Because meeting the challenge of viruses and pandemics is a collaborative scientific effort, in the 2021 CHRISTMAS LECTURES Jonathan Van-Tam will be supported by six expert UK scientists acting as Guest Lecturers.

Jonathan van Tam with his arms crossed and a projection of a globe overlaying him, he's surrounded by silhouettes of six people
Credit: Paul Wilkinson
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Katie Ewer

Prof Katie Ewer is a cellular immunologist specialising in immune responses to vaccines. She is an Associate Professor at the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford, acting as senior immunologist for clinical trials of Oxford's Ebola and pre-erythrocytic malaria vaccines.

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Julia Gog

Prof Julia Gog OBE is Professor of Mathematical Biology at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge and the David N. Moore Fellow and Director of Studies in Mathematics at Queens' College, Cambridge

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Ravi Gupta

Prof Ravi Gupta is Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

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Teresa Lambe

Prof Teresa Lambe is an Associate Professor, based in the Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford. Her research aims to improve human health by working to understand infectious disease and to control disease through vaccination – stopping epidemics before they become pandemics.

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Catherine Noakes

Prof Catherine Noakes, OBE FREng FIMechE, is Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings at the University of Leeds. She is also Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in September 2021.

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Sharon Peacock

Sharon Peacock CBE FMedSci is Professor of Public Health and Microbiology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge, and Chair of the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium.

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