Lessons from the Vaccine Programme for UK Life Sciences

  • July 19, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Discussion
  • Online

Covid-19 has been the greatest challenge to governments around the world for a generation. The UK has been at the centre of developing one of the leading global vaccines against Covid, and the UK’s vaccine programme has been a key element of helping the UK come out of Covid restrictions. In this webinar, we explored how the Government has worked with the life sciences industry and academic community during the Covid-19 pandemic, what lessons have been learnt, and what the implications are for future policy, R&D, investment, and collaboration going forward. 

Nadhim Zahawi MP
Minister for Covid Vaccine Deployment
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert DBE
Saïd Professorship of Vaccinology, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford
Steve Bates OBE
Chief Executive Office, BioIndustries Association

This discussion appeared in the FST journal below.

This issue of the Foundation's journal includes reports on the UK innovation strategy, the economics of biodiversity and lessons from the vaccine programme. Exceptionally, the journal starts with an obituary for Sir John Enderby, and includes an editorial article by George Freeman MP.

Volume 23, Issue 1