Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Lecture: Epidemic Preparedness

    Epidemic Preparedness: The Covid19 wake up call for modern vaccine technology How has the COVID-19 pandemic revolutionized vaccine science? 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. The first talk of this Bioscience Lecture by Peter Lawætz Andersen 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-eqipped for the next pandemic threat.

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    25 November 2021


    Ingrid Kromann Head of CMC at CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations)
    Peter Lawætz Andersen Professor of Immunology at University of Copenhagen and Senior Project Director, Infectious Diseases, Novo Nordisk Fonden


    3:45 pm Arrival and Registration
    4:00 pm Welcome
    4:05 pm Peter Lawætz Andersen, Professor of Immunology at University of Copenhagen and Senior Project Director, Infectious Diseases, Novo Nordisk Fonden
    Vaccines – how did it start and how did Covid-19 change vaccine technology
    4:45 pm Ingrid Kromann, Head of CMC at CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations)
    New Vaccines for a safer world – Speed is of the essence in outbreak response
    5:25 pm Concluding remarks
    5:30 pm Networking with drinks and snacks for physical participants
    6:30 pm Thank you for today!
    *Please note that the programme might be subject to changes
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    What is Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures?

    The Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures is a series of open lectures for all researchers and other interested in and around the Copenhagen area. Every 4 weeks, on a Thursday evening, you are invited for lectures on themes with a general interest for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers and bioscience researchers in general. Often there will be a cross-disciplinary focus.

    Will it be possible to attend physically and virtually?

    This will be a hybrid lecture with the possibility of attending both virtually and physically. Please note that we have a limited capacity for how many we allow to participate physically, and seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

    Will it be possible to ask questions?

    Yes. We take oral questions from physical audience and written questions from virtual participants.

    I would like to know about upcoming Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures – where can I find information?

    You are very welcome to join the ‘Bioscience Cluster’s Linkedin and/or Facebook group. There you will find information about upcoming lectures, and much more.

    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    If you arrive by car, you can park for free in front or at the side of Tuborg Havnevej 19. If that is full, there is 3 hours free parking in the parking to the Waterfront shopping mall at the end of the road. Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166), nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Contact Johan Jansen at jja@novo.dk

    How do I cancel my participation?

    Please help us respecting our speakers, as well as keeping track of the numbers and optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Conference Manager or send an email to Johan Jansen at jja@novo.dk

    Can I update my registration information?

    Yes, just log in to Conference Manager. Please use this option also in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your registration.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    No, you do not have to bring your ticket, but registration is mandatory for participation. You will find a tag with your name on it when you arrive.