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Bvlgari and the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute announce the next stage of their pledge to build a pandemic-free future by awarding the inaugural Bvlgari Scholarships.

Bvlgari Scholars Rebecca Makinson and Cameron Bissett outside the Big Data Institute Building © John Cairns
Bvlgari Scholars Rebecca Makinson and Cameron Bissett

Following the announcement in June of a new philanthropic relationship between Bvlgari and the University of Oxford, Bvlgari’s donation in support of DPhil students in vaccine research benefits two exceptional students, appointed as the first cohort of Bvlgari Scholars. The Jenner Institute welcomes students Cameron Bissett and Rebecca Makinson this month for the start of their DPhil courses, after demonstrating remarkable academic potential and merit in the field of vaccine-related immunology.

Oxford’s Professor of Vaccinology Sarah Gilbert, who joined Bvlgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin in June to announce the brand’s donation during a live webinar, said: ‘We are very grateful to Bvlgari who have enabled Cameron and Rebecca to focus on their vital research free from financial worry. I hope these students are the first of many more future cohorts of Bvlgari Scholars.’

Reaching headlines across the globe for their vaccine candidate for COVID-19, Oxford’s Jenner Institute is a world-leading vaccine development group, designing, manufacturing and testing many novel vaccine technologies.

The full story is available on The Jenner Institute website

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