World Changing Glasgow Conversations upcoming event

Published: 11 February 2021

Join our panel of experts for a discussion on The extraordinary journey: vaccines and COVID-19.

The extraordinary journey: vaccines and COVID-19

Date: Wednesday 17 February 2021
Time: 1600−1700

The first COVID-19 vaccinations in December were a powerful representation of an exceptional and historic endeavour: the development, authorization, production and delivery of novel vaccines in record time.

With positive findings from additional vaccine clinical trials announced on the same day, for what seemed like the first time in 2020, headlines were optimistic and global stocks surged.

The University of Glasgow is proud to have played a part in bringing the new vaccines into being.

In the latest in our series of World Changing Glasgow Conversations, we bring together an expert panel to share how these vaccines have made this extraordinary journey and discuss what needs to happen next to ensure they can help bring the pandemic under control around the world.


Alumni Rod MacKenzie, PhD (Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice President) and John Young (Chief Business Officer and Group President) of Pfizer will be joined by the University’s Head of College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, leading Immunologist Professor Iain McInnes and Emma Thomson, Professor in Infectious Diseases in the University’s Centre for Virus Research.

First published: 11 February 2021