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Young Chan Kim

BMBS BMedSci BSc MRes DPhil (Oxon)

Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow, PI, JRF Fellow, Lecturer in Medicine

Young obtained a BSc degree in Biochemistry from Imperial College London and completed his medical degrees (BMBS, BMedSci and MRes) from the University of Nottingham. He then spent few years working in junior doctor posts before coming to Oxford to start a DPhil in Clinical Medicine. His DPhil studies focused on vaccine development against arthropod-borne viruses supported by Innovate UK funding. He was awarded highly prestigious NDM Graduate Student Prize 2020 (Overall Prize Winner) for his overall performance during his DPhil at the Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM). Additionally, in 2021, Young received an NIHR Oxford BRC grant to support his postdoctoral research and he was elected as a JRF Fellow at Wolfson College. Young joined the Oxford Vaccine Group (OVG) as a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher in 2021 to lead the projects on enteric fever and Q-fever. 

In 2022, Young was awarded the Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship to start his independent research on development of vaccines and therapeutics against arboviruses. Between 2022 and 2023, he received MRC HIC-VAC and MRC IAA grants to develop serological assays against enteric fever, as well as the MLSTF grant to develop a vaccine against Chagas disease. 

Currently, Young is a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow, a Principal Investigator (PI) at the Oxford Vaccine Group (OVG), a JRF Fellow at Wolfson College, a Lecturer in Medicine at Somerville College, and a medical doctor in Internal Medicine at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.