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EDCTP principal investigators receive Queen’s Birthday Honours
30 June 2021
On 11 June, the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021 was announced, this year’s list includes researchers that have played key roles in the response to the coronavirus pandemic, ranging from the development of new vaccines to the discovery of new drug treatments. The honorary list includes pioneering researchers from Oxford University in the United Kingdom (UK) who are involved in EDCTP-funded research activities.
Adrian Hill, Director of the Jenner Institute and Lakshmi Mittal and Family Professor of Vaccinology, becomes an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE), for services to Science and Public Health. Besides being a key member of the team that designed and developed the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, he is a principal investigator of the EDCTP-funded the Multi-Stage Malaria Vaccine Consortium (MMVC) will test a novel vaccine combination targeting four stages of the malaria parasite life cycle.
Peter Horby, Director of the Pandemic Sciences Centre, and Professor of Emerging and Infectious Diseases and Global Health, becomes a Knight Bachelor for services to Medical Research. He co-leads the UK Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 therapy (RECOVERY) trial, the largest randomised controlled trial of COVID-19 treatments in the world. He is also the lead investigator of the EDCTP-funded epidemic-preparedness network – African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training (ALERRT).
“EDCTP warmly congratulates Oxford University scientists on this honour for their outstanding contributions to the research effort in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are delighted that such esteemed UK researchers are leading EDCTP-funded research activities on COVID-19 and other poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases.” ”
Dr Mark Palmer, Director of International Relations at the Medical Research Council and EDCTP General Assembly Member, United Kingdom
We also extend our warm congratulations to Sarah Gilbert, Saïd Professor of Vaccinology, who becomes a Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE), Martin Landray, Deputy Director of the Big Data Institute, and Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, who becomes a Knight Bachelor for services to Science and Public Health, Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, and Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity, who becomes a Knight Bachelor for services to Public Health and Teresa Lambe, Associate Professor at the Jenner Institute, who is appointed as an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), for services to Science and Public Health.