Interview: The women behind the Oxford/AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine



Sarah Gilbert and Catherine Green stand outside the University of Oxford

Sarah Gilbert and Catherine Inexperienced outdoors the College of Oxford


Lewis Khan

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has been essential for combating covid-19 within the UK and plenty of low-income international locations. The unprecedented pace of its manufacture was solely doable as a result of the expertise underpinning it had been in improvement for years earlier than the pandemic struck, by a workforce of scientists on the College of Oxford.

The analysis was led by Sarah Gilbert, working alongside a workforce together with Teresa Lambe, who helped design the vaccine’s genetic code, and Catherine Inexperienced, who helped manufacture the primary batches of …


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