Surgical Grand Rounds - Dr Karin Hellner
Senior Fellow in Women's Health, Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health, Oxford University
Clinical Research Surgical Grand Rounds Women
Friday, 03 March 2023, 8am to 9am
Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, and also online via Microsoft Teams
'Fighting the invisible enemy – An update on Therapeutic HPV vaccine development'
Dr Karin Hellner attended medical school in Germany and holds a medical PhD. Her postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School focussed on the discovery of novel therapeutics for HPV associated cancers. She joined Oxford University 12 years ago as a clinical lecturer. After completing her clinical training in obstetrics & gynaecology, she was appointed as Senior Fellow in Women’s Health. She is an honorary consultant gynaecologist at OUH and leads the trust’s colposcopy department. Her research aims at utilizing the body’s immune system to fight persistent infections with HPV and precancers. She is the Chief-investigator for the first in-human trial of a therapeutic vaccine that was developed in Oxford.
Chair: Associate Professor James FitzGerald
All members of the University and NHS clinical staff are welcome.
Please email Louise King if you would like to attend online.