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Jenner Day is a yearly celebration of infection and immunity research in honour of one of St George’s most famous alumni, the vaccinologist Edward Jenner.

At each meeting, investigators from the Institute for Infection and Immunity at St George’s welcome friends and colleagues from across London, particularly from our major research partners (St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), other universities, Public Health England, the National Institute of Biological Standards and Controls, the Pirbright Institute, and the Animal and Plant Health Agency.

Presentations from researchers at St George’s and invited colleagues cover a range of topics in academic and clinical sciences. These presentations feature work on major human bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal pathogens and highlight our range of research interests; from molecular biology to systems biology, and from diagnostics to therapy.

A highpoint of each meeting is the keynote Jenner Lecture, given by a distinguished speaker, whose work has had a major global health impact.

This year's Jenner Day symposium

The Jenner 2021 Symposium and Lecture will be held on Wednesday, 20th October 2021.
The Jenner Lecture will be given by:  Professor Sir Andrew Pollard, University of Oxford
Jenner Lecture Title: Making vaccines for the world in less than a year.

If you would like to receive information about this event, please register your interest with Vivienne Marvell (

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Full list of Jenner lecturers
  • 2020 - Professor Stewart Cole, Institute Pasteur
  • 2019 – Sir Brian Greenwood, LSHTM

  • 2018 – Professor Dennis Burton, Scripps Research, Ragon Institute, USA

  • 2017 – Professor Sharon Peacock, Sanger Institute/LSHTM

  • 2016 – Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, World Health Organization

  • 2015 – Professor Antonio Lanzavecchia, ETH Zurich

  • 2014 – Professor Robin Weiss, University College London

  • 2013 – Professor Tom Blundell, University of Cambridge

  • 2012 – Professor Arturo Casadevall, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • 2011 – Professor Philippe Sansonetti, College de France and
    Institut Pasteur

  • 2010 – Professor Sir Mark Walport, The Wellcome Trust

  • 2009 – Professor Myron M Levine, University of Maryland School of Medicine


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