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Sarah Gilbert, the researcher leading the race to a Covid-19 vaccine – Financial Times

The Oxford scientist has devoted her career to combating deadly pathogens with pandemic potential

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When Sarah Gilbert heard about a mysterious new respiratory infection spreading in China in early January, she immediately wondered whether this was the long-dreaded Disease X — a previously unknown pathogen that would cause a catastrophic pandemic.
The vaccinology professor at Oxford university’s Jenner Institute had been preparing for just such a momentous event. Her lab had developed technology to create vaccines against virulent viruses. As soon as Chinese scientists published genetic detai…

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