Non-COVID research statement
The Oxford Vaccine Group will be continuing with some of our non-COVID research, particularly our paediatric studies, during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because as part of these studies we give babies their routine primary immunisations on behalf of their GPs. This reduces the administrative burden on the NHS, allowing them to free up capacity and prioritise their workload to be focused on doing what is necessary to manage the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The participants also benefit from having the vaccines in the safety of their homes or a convenient location.
Vaccines are a key component of global health policy and are essential in the defence of the health of young children. Our research focuses on the development and evaluation of new and improved vaccines.
Events and Training
We are committed to providing high quality education and training, together with research updates for medical professionals and all those involved in the area of vaccines and paediatric and adult infectious diseases.
There are a number of ways in which you can get involved in our research, inform our research and find out more about our work. To find out more about any of these options, follow the link below.
The antigenic anatomy of SARS-CoV-2 receptor binding domain
GUPTA S. et al, (2021), Cell
Procalcitonin, C-reactive protein, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, resistin and the APTT waveform for the early diagnosis of serious bacterial infection and prediction of outcome in critically ill children
Nielsen MJ. et al, (2021), PLOS ONE, 16, e0246027 - e0246027
Changes in epigenetic profiles throughout early childhood and their relationship to the response to pneumococcal vaccination
Pischedda S. et al, (2021), Clinical Epigenetics, 13
Vi-specific serological correlates of protection for typhoid fever.
Jin C. et al, (2021), The Journal of experimental medicine, 218
Meningococcal carriage in periods of high and low invasive meningococcal disease incidence in the UK: comparison of UKMenCar1-4 cross-sectional survey results.
MacLennan JM. et al, (2021), Lancet Infect Dis
Friday, 02 July 2021
IIC - The ESPID-Oxford Course is a residential training course covering topics in paediatric infection for paediatric infectious diseases trainees and trainers, and for all those who manage children with infections. This will be the 18th edition of the course. After having to cancel last year's IIC, the Organising Committee have decided to hold IIC 2021 as a one-day, intensive virtual event.