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.

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

Similar stories

Urgent need for COVID-19 vaccine equity: UN-Oxford research

COVID-19 vaccine programmes are expected to cost poorer countries an additional 56.6% on health budgets, compared with just 0.8% on wealthy countries’ health expenditure, according to new data from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the University of Oxford.

Difficulty hearing speech could be a risk factor for dementia

A new study led by University of Oxford researchers on over 82,000 participants has shown that difficulty hearing spoken conversations is associated with up to 91% increased risk of dementia.

Red and processed meat linked to increased risk of heart disease, Oxford study shows

Largest review of all large-scale studies to date finds red and processed meat increase the risk of heart disease.

How did people in Europe and SE Asia experience the first COVID-19 wave?

An international team, led by Phaik Yeong Cheah, conducted an anonymous online survey from May-June 2020, asking 5,058 people in Thailand, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Italy and Slovenia to share their experiences. Anne Osterrieder and colleagues in the Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health (Nuffield Department of Medicine) report the unequal impacts of public health measures, and the prevalence of ‘fake news’.