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Congratulations Dr. Florian Brod

Congratulations to Florian Brod who completed a viva exam and successfully defended his DPhil thesis today.

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Post-viva celebrations. Left to right: Prof. Sumi Biswas (supervisor), Dr. Gavin Wright (examiner), Dr. Florian Brod and Prof. Kevin Marsh (examiner)


Florian has spent the past three years at the Jenner Institute working with Professor Sumi Biswas and Professor Adrian Hill. His DPhil project focussed on developing multi-stage vaccines against malaria. Florian designed a virus like particle to induce immunity against infection in humans and to block transmission via the mosquito vector. In addition to this he studied protein-protein interactions between the parasite and mosquito to identify further targets that could be exploited for a transmission blocking vaccine.

In his first year, Florian undertook rotations at the Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand with Professors Susie Dunachie and Nick Day and at the Dunn School with Professor Quentin Sattentau as well as at the Jenner Institute.

We wish Florian all the best with his future career.




  1. Yamuna Giri says:

    ⭐️ॐ नमो नारायण !!! ⭐️
    Congratulations Flo !!!
    May your path ahead be truly wonder-full and enlightened !!!
    May you be blessed with light + love + peace + bliss + inspiration + wisdom + God’ s grace + the sunshine within the heart always !!! ☀️
    ॐ नमो नारायण
    यमुना गिरि Yamuna Giri


  2. Lutz Ehler-Burkhardt says:

    Lieber Florian,
    ich als dein alter Lehrer bin stolz auf dich und gratuliere ganz herzlich.
    Liebe Grüße
    Lutz Ehler-Burkhardt


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