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Rachel Tanner, Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Lecturer at the Jenner Institute (Nuffield Department of Medicine) has been awarded the 2019 'Woman of the Future Award for Science'

Image of Rachel Tanner who has been awarded the 2019 'Woman of the Future award for Science'

Rachel was selected for the award on the basis of her significant contribution to the field of tuberculosis vaccine development. Tuberculosis is currently the world’s most deadly infectious disease. The WHO estimates that 1.8 billion people, close to one quarter of the world's population, are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB. Last year, 10 million fell ill from TB and 1.6 million people died.

She was also highly commended for her work to ensure greater parity among students at top universities and within STEM fields. 

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