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Pandemic preparedness: five minutes with . . . Katie Doores



Katie Doores, winner of the 2023 UK Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists and its accompanying £100 000 in unrestricted funds, discusses her research on viruses that pass from animals to humans—and preparing for the next pandemic. “In my lab we study different emerging pathogens, particularly viruses that pass from animals to humans. Because the human population potentially is naive to these viruses, they can spread and cause pandemics. What we’re trying to understand is how the interaction between our immune system and viruses leads to production of immunity.

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