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Adrian Vivian Sinton Hill KBE, FRS  is a vaccinologist, Founder and Director of the  Jenner Institute, the world’s largest academic vaccine institute,  and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family Professor of Vaccinology at the University of Oxford, an honorary Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases, and Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. Hill is a leader in the field of malaria vaccine development and was a co-leader of the research team which produced the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.


Prof. Hill and his research group have developed candidate vaccines for malaria which produce cellular (T-cells) immunity and partial efficacy using Adenovirus and Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) viral vector vaccines in a prime-boost regime. Prof. Hill has played a leading role in the design, pre-clinical and clinical assessment of new chimpanzee adenoviral vaccine vectors. His group has developed numerous candidate vaccines against malaria and Ebola.


Prof. Hill has co-founded Vaccitech plc, an Oxford University spin-off company developing therapeutic and preventive vaccines based on viral vector technology. He also co-founded the Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) in Harwell, Oxfordshire, one of the first purpose-built vaccine manufacturing centers for emergency response vaccines.

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