Keralite from UK among Oxford University team doing trials for vaccine against Coronavirus (VIDEO) – UKMALAYALEE

Keralite from UK among Oxford University team doing trials for vaccine against Coronavirus (VIDEO)

Thursday 30 April 2020 7:19 AM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON April 30: A Keralite from the UK is also among the Oxford University team who are in the race to find a vaccine to fight the Covid pandemic.

Reshma Joseph from Kottayam is the lucky Malayalee to be part of the team who may create history if their trials find the required results.

Reshma is a Research Assistant at Jenner Institute, University of Oxford. She had studied MSc Biomedical Sciences at Nottingham Trent University.

She shared on her Facebook BBC News titled  “First patients injected in UK vaccine trial” and commented: “It begins!! Blessed to be part of this wonderful team! Jenner Institute”

Reshma, who had done her schooling in Saudi Arabia, is continuing her higher studies in Biomedical sciences.

Reshma is married to Nijin Jose Thykkathu, who is also a PhD student at University of Oxford, and settled in Banbury. Reshma is from Thiruvanvandoor in Chengannur.

The Oxford team has already developed a vaccine against Mers, another type of coronavirus, using the same approach – and that had promising results in clinical trials, BBC reported.

Another team at Imperial College London hopes to begin human trials of its coronavirus vaccine in June. The Oxford and Imperial teams have received more than £40m of government funding.

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