|Parent institution||University of Oxford|
|Key people||Sarah Gilbert|
|Formerly called||Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research|
|Address||Old Road Campus Research Building (ORCRB), Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7DQ, UK|
The Jenner Institute is a research institute on the Old Road Campus in Headington, east Oxford, England. It was formed in November 2005 through a partnership between the University of Oxford and the UK Institute for Animal Health. It is associated with the Nuffield Department of Medicine, in the Medical Sciences Division of Oxford University. The institute receives charitable support from the Jenner Vaccine Foundation.
The institute is led by Prof. Adrian Hill. The institute develops vaccines and carries out clinical trials for diseases including malaria, tuberculosis (vaccine MVA85A), ebola, and MERS-Coronavirus.
In 2020, the institute successfully developed the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, in a project backed by the UK government. It collaborated with Italy's Advent Srl (part of the IRBM Group) on the development and Germany's Merck Group on the manufacture of the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinologist Sarah Gilbert was one of the leading scientists involved in the development.
Previously, the Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research was an independent research institute named after Edward Jenner, the inventor of vaccination. It was co-located with the Compton Laboratory of the Institute for Animal Health on a campus in the village of Compton in Berkshire. After occupying temporary laboratory space at the Institute for Animal Health from 1996, the institute moved to a newly completed laboratory building in 1998. Funding of the institute continued until October 2005, when it was relaunched replacing the four founding funding partners (GlaxoSmithKline, the Medical Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Department of Health) with the University of Oxford and the Institute for Animal Health.
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