Professor Drew Weissman from the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the Cardiff University Science Seminar Talk on June 10th 2pm Uk time.

Drew Weissman, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Weissman, in collaboration with Katalin Karikó, discovered the ability of modified nucleosides in RNA to suppress activation of innate immune sensors and increase the translation of mRNA containing certain modified nucleosides. The nucleoside-modified mRNA-lipid nanoparticle vaccine platform the Weissman lab created is used in the first 2 approved COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. Weissman and Karikó were awarded the Rosenstiel Award for their pioneering work on mRNA. Almost 40% of Rosenstiel Award winners have subsequently been awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology or in Chemistry.

They continue to develop other vaccines that induce potent antibody and T cell responses with mRNA–based vaccines. The Weissman lab also develops methods to replace genetically deficient proteins, edit the genome, and specifically target cells and organs with mRNA-LNPs, including lung, heart, brain, CD4+ cells, all T cells, and bone marrow stem cells.

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  • 14:00 - 10/06/2021 to 15:00 - 10/06/2021
  • Cardiff