The network provides a series of activities, events and opportunities through the academic year. Information on upcoming events and past events can be found below.

Upcoming events

The annual Vaccine Student Research Network conference is a multidisciplinary event, being hosted on the 10th of September 2024 in the SAF building, in South Kensington. This conference is a great opportunity to showcase your work no matter how it considers vaccines or vaccine-related subjects. This conference is a great opportunity to meet fellow scientists working and learn about the cutting-edge research happening across Imperial College London!

Register and submit your abstract here

All MRes and PhD students from across the college are invited to register for the conference and will be expected to submit an abstract for a 10-minute oral presentation and/or research poster. Students in year 2+ of their PhDs are highly encouraged to apply for an oral presentation. All abstracts will be published in conference proceedings. The conference will be attended by students from a range of disciplines and scientific background related to vaccines across the college therefore it is important to consider the audience in your abstract and presentations (maximum word count 350 words)

Deadline for abstract submission is 1st August 2024

The network brings together students from across ICL working in fields relevant to vaccines and provides opportunities for networking, collaboration, community, and cross-disciplinary learning. The Vaccine Student Network is led by students with each faculty having a student network manager representative. Further information about the network can be found on our webpages.

Conference details:

Date: Tuesday, 10th September 2024 (9:30 – 17:00)

Location: Sir Alexander Fleming Building (SAF), South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London

The conference is a student-focused 1-day event. Participants are invited to showcase their research and are given an opportunity to network and develop professionally. This event will be attended by students from a range of disciplines related to vaccines across the college. The conference programme will be circulated in due course. The conference will be attended by academic staff and external partners.

Register and submit your abstract here


Past events

Join us for the cross-faculty online Bioscience Vaccine Seminar on the 15th January 2024, 14:00-16:30 organised by the Vaccine Student Research Network. Four excellent speakers from Imperial College and beyond, with a keynote talk from Professor Robin Shattock, will present the current advancements in the field of vaccines with interdisciplinary perspectives: from business to manufacturing and clinical trials.Open to both students and staff attendants. Please refer to the below seminar advert for more information and feel free to share it with other colleagues.

Seminar speakers:

  • Dr. Ferdinando Insalata (Imperial College London, FoE) - From Physics to COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness: connecting the random dots of a stochastic journey
  • Dr. Zoltán Kis (University of Sheffield) - Innovating and digitalising mRNA vaccine and therapeutics production processes
  • Dr. Simon Barton (NHS England) - HIV - can we eliminate transmission without a vaccine?
  • Professor Robin Shattock (Imperial College London, FoM) - Self-amplifying RNA vaccines - current advancements [Keynote presentation]

MS Teams meeting link 

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