Global COVID Lab Meeting

August 13th Special Event: Award Ceremony

Aug 13, 2020

Danika Hill and Michael Birnbaum

About Danika Hill and Michael Birnbaum

Join us for a special two-hour event in our webinar series: On August 13 at 9 am EDT, we will announce the Michelson Prize Winners 2020 and connect the experts of today with the leaders of tomorrow.

Every year, the Michelson Medical Research Foundation and the Human Vaccines Project support the most promising projects from young investigators advancing human immunology, vaccine discovery and immunotherapy across major global diseases.

This year’s winners are Dr. Danika Hill, a research fellow at Monash University and Dr. Michael Birnbaum, assistant professor at MIT. They will be awarded the 2020 Michelson Prize for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research, receiving $150,000 each.

The webinar also features leading voices in the fight against Covid-19: Pulitzer Prize winner Laurie Garrett will introduce the winners and preside over the presentation of awards. After the award ceremony, Harvard Professor Dr. Dan Barouch will present the latest data set published in Nature with his insights on the pandemic in the Global COVID Lab Meeting, where the Human Vaccines Project connects experts in the field to discuss the latest COVID-19 data. The Global COVID Lab Meeting will comprise a 30-minute presentation from our speaker Dr. Barouch, followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Everybody is welcome to join the event.