Speakers: Professor Steve Sturdy and Dr Farah Huzair (University of Edinburgh)
It was science that was outlawed in other countries. Under the strictest security, and contained within a germ warfare centre, a team of geneticists, headed by the University of Edinburgh’s Kenneth Murray were making history. Their groundbreaking work in creating the first ever recombinant DNA vaccine - targeting Hepatitis B - was a real success for the team of genetic engineers. But how did Murray become involved in this venture? And what of the peculiar combination of circumstances, both local and international, that enabled him to lead the way in this new scientific discipline? This talk will explore these questions, shedding light on the man and the work whose discovery has saved the lives of millions.
Refreshments at 4pm, seminar starts at 4.30pm.
This talk is part of the Edinburgh History of Medicine Group series, a collaboration between the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh.