Government and industry: from Covid to climate

Sir Patrick Vallance to deliver the 2022 SCI Lister Memorial Lecture.

2022 SCI Lister Memorial Lecture | Sir Patrick Vallance | Government and industry: from Covid to climate
The Lister Memorial Lecture 2022 | Sir Patrick Vallance | Government and industry: from Covid to climate

UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance is the latest recipient of the SCI (Society of Chemical Industry) Lister Medal. The Medal is awarded to prominent leaders working on important advancements for society in the medicinal field.

In a collaboration between SCI and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Sir Patrick is being honoured for his leadership on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout during the pandemic. He will deliver the 17th Lister Memorial Lecture, entitled ‘Government and industry: from Covid to climate’.

The Medal is named after Sir Joseph Lister, the British surgeon who first introduced antisepsis into hospital routine and pioneered the field of bacteriology in the late 19th Century. It was first awarded in 1944 to Sir Alexander Fleming, whose discovery of penicillin led to the development of antibiotics, and was most recently awarded to Dame Sally Davies in 2016 for her work on addressing antimicrobial challenges.

I am honoured to receive this award which was established by scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs in 1944 and is associated with such key scientific figures as Lister and Fleming. Science was central to the global response to the Covid pandemic, from understanding the spread of the virus and identifying those most at risk, to developing diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. It is this joint effort by thousands of scientists and innovators across the world that I was privileged to be a part of.

On receiving news of the award, Sir Patrick Vallance said:

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Sir Patrick Vallance | 2022 SCI Lister Memorial Lecture


Thursday November 24th, 2022 18:30-19:20






Sir Patrick Vallance