Scientific Meeting

‘Is less more, the same, or less? Challenges in the design of a trial of a reduced dose schedule of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.’

 Dr Grant Mackenzie, MRC Unit The Gambia

Chair:  Christian Bottomley, LSHTM

Dr Grant Mackenzie is an epidemiologist/paediatrician with a particular interest in pneumococcal disease and vaccines, pneumonia and severe bacterial infections. He trained at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. His PhD at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin described the effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in northern Australia. His Master of Public Health studies focussed on Aboriginal health, epidemiology and statistics. Dr Mackenzie then spent two years with a paediatric HIV programme in Nairobi, Kenya, seconded from the University of Sydney. He has been based at the Medical Research Council (UK) Unit in The Gambia since 2008 and is now seconded there from Murdoch Childrens. Dr Mackenzie has an Honorary appointment with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.


The meeting is open to anyone interested in vaccines and vaccine research