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Canada Gairdner International Award laureate speaking at McMaster

Published: October 20, 2017

A 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award laureate is giving a lecture at McMaster University.

Rino Rappuoli is speaking on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. in MDCL 1102.

One of seven laureates to receive the award, Rappuoli was honoured for pioneering the genomic approach, known as reverse vaccinology, used to develop a vaccine against meningococcus B. That vaccine is now approved in more than 35 countries with more than 10 million doses distributed from Italy around the world.

Rappuoli is currently the chief scientist and head of external research and development at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines in Siena, Italy.


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