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Covid-19 Vaccines in Record Time

February 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

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As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into 2021 and vaccination campaigns are underway, we want to discuss what lies ahead with leading experts from industry and academia, the US and Germany. While science has amassed a truly amazing and unprecedented amount of knowledge about SARS-CoV2 and the biotech industry has produced first vaccines in record time, many questions remain:

  • How and when will vaccinations bring us back to normal? What are the greatest (remaining) challenges in vaccine distribution & development?
  • What questions do still need to be answered about the vaccines?
  • What industry bottlenecks should we expect?
  • How to choose between the many vaccines in development?
  • Why can we quickly produce billions of vaccine doses, but still struggle to provide a sufficient number of COVID tests?
  • Can SARS-CoV2 change and evade vaccination efforts?
  • What are the current best therapies and prospects for those who contract the virus? What have we learned for the next pandemic?

To broaden the public understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination efforts, we aim to shine light on these questions and offer an opportunity for an open public discussion.

Welcome by

Nicole Menzenbach

Consul General

German Consulate Boston

Hans-Ulrich SuedbeckUli Südbeck

Consul General

German Consulate San Fransico



Melanie Ott


Gladstone Institute of Virology, Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF

Andrew Bulpin

Executive Vice President Process Solutions,


Johannes Ahrendts

Head of Strategy, Performance and Transformation

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Geneva, Switzerland)

Antony Blanc

Chief Business Officer and Chief Commercial Officer



Jan Hartmann

Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs, Clinical Development & Medical Safety


In cooperation with GABC and the German Consulates of Boston and San Francisco



10:00 – 11:00 am Program



February 4, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
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