She led the production team

A scientist wins a prestigious medal for the Oxford vaccine

Sarah Gilbert: Saving lives in many countries has been our goal from the start.


The Royal Society for the Promotion of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in Britain honored Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology at the University of Oxford, and awarded her the "Albert Medal", in appreciation of her contribution to "global public benefit" through the development of the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine against the emerging corona virus, which causes the disease. Covid-19 ».

Professor Sarah Gilbert said, "It is a great honor to be awarded the Albert Medal from the Royal Society of Arts."

Previously awarded this medal to Winston Churchill, Mary Curry, Alexander Graham Bell, Stephen Hawking, Tim Berners Lee and Gilbert, who joined Oxford University in 1994, is the 156th person to receive the medal, which began to be awarded in 1864, in memory of Prince Albert, the former president For the association.

"It is a great honor to receive this award," the scientist added.

The production and development of the Oxford vaccine against Covid-19 disease came after I worked in this field for several years, as I learned how to move quickly from (just) a concept to a licensed vaccine, which includes several steps during the process.

"With the help of a large team in Oxford, we were able to develop a vaccine for the world, which is now being used to save lives in many countries ... This was our goal from the beginning," she added.

The CEO of the Royal Society of Arts, Matthew Taylor, congratulated Gilbert.

He said, "We celebrate the award of the Albert Medal for the best innovation. The Oxford vaccine is a great victory for innovation, research and development in Britain."

The award recognizes the professor’s contributions to the global public good.

Matthew Taylor:

"The Oxford Vaccine is a major victory for innovation, research and development."

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