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Oxford University and Crucell Fund Places for Developing World Students on the Oxford Vaccinology Programme

Oxford University has linked up with Crucell N.V., the global biopharmaceutical company, to offer funded places (bursaries) on vaccinology short courses offered by the Department for Continuing Education.

Building vaccine capacity and knowledge in developing countries is crucial in meeting the global demand for vaccines, however, one of the major challenges lies in the area of vaccine technology transfer.

Dr Jerald Sadoff, Chief Medical Officer for Crucell, suggests that addressing issues such as lack of expertise in vaccine processes and training for clinical trials of local individuals would significantly help in solving this problem.

For these reasons, Crucell has teamed up with the University of Oxford to award a number of bursaries to professionals from developing countries on its vaccinology courses.

These bursaries cover all University tuition fees, living costs and accommodation during the course. Discretionary payments towards the cost of travel to the UK may also be available. Funded places are available for the courses below:

These courses are part of the Department's Oxford Vaccinology Programme, which was developed with support from the BBSRC.

Those interested in applying and receiving further information about the selection criteria for the bursaries should send a brief summary of their current post and reasons for wanting to join the courses to vaccinology@conted.ox.ac.uk.

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