Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Shisong is an Oxford University researcher in the Department of Oncology, and the CTO of Oxford Vacmedix, which has developed a technique to grow overlapping peptides in bacteria, to use for cellular immunity vaccines.

Oxford Vacmedix has raised almost £1 million in funding, and is now looking to raise a second round of around £10 million.  There are two centers, one in Oxford and one in China, working on this technology.

Q: What is your background?  Why are you doing this?
A: I studied medicine in China, and then came to London and Harvard for my PhD and initial post doc post.  I had been involved in immunology in London and the US, and was working on HIV and peptide segments for vaccines when I came to Oxford.  I started looking into ways of producing these overlapping peptide segments, and starting using bacteria as a cheap method.

Read more (Enterprising Oxford website)

Similar stories

Oxford BioEscalator celebrates three years of innovation

The BioEscalator concept was born out of a shared need by academic researchers and their bioscience company collaborators for start-up incubator space close to academic labs. The vision was to develop a leading international centre for innovative bioscience with the potential to make a significant impact on healthcare. The incubator provides spin-outs and start-ups with laboratory and business support, enabling them to grow into leading bioscience ventures.

Immunology and AI drug discovery partnership agreed with Sensyne Health

The University has signed an agreement with Sensyne Health to conduct a multi-omics drug discovery research project in asthma. The project will be led by Dr Timothy Hinks and his team at the Nuffield Department of Medicine’s Respiratory Medicine Unit.

Oxford overseas research facility expands to include diagnostics and genetics testing centre

The Oxford-Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research, known as OSCAR, has marked another significant milestone with the launch of OSCAR-Prenetics Innovation and Technology Centre for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics (the OSCAR-Prenetics ITC).

Oxford joins forces with 11 universities to launch social impact investment fund

The University of Oxford has joined forces with 11 leading universities to create Impact 12, an impact investment fund to support mission-led university ventures.

AIMday in Experimental Medicine in Psychiatry - registration for academics now open

Are you an academic interested in finding out how your knowledge can be used to solve industry challenges? Would you like to widen your network? Meet potential collaborators / future employees? Gain insights into relevant funding schemes? If you answer YES to any of the above, now is the time to register for the AIMday in Experimental Medicine in Psychiatry.

Innovation award for Professor Anindita Roy to develop new treatments for childhood cancer

Associate Professor Andi Roy leads one of the five research teams across the UK that have been awarded the 2021 Cancer Research UK-Children with Cancer UK Innovation Award. The awards, which provide a total of £4.3 million in scientific funding, will allow leading researchers in the field to delve into the biology of children’s and young people’s cancers, with the hope of finding new ways to prevent and treat these complex cancers.