Customer Spotlight: University of Queensland

December 4, 2020 Emelie Oberg

Researchers at the University of Queensland knew that, with the right financial support, they could accelerate a COVID-19 vaccine.

With a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign in place—and an unlikely group of fifth-grade influencers—“Team Vaccine” rose to meet the challenge.

Researchers at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, already were investigating how to respond to a new virus by creating a vaccine within days when a real, global pandemic began. Uniquely positioned to address the public health threat, UQ’s team got to work tackling COVID-19.

Download the PDF to discover how this team pioneered new technology and research, all thanks to over $23 million raised by supporters.
 



“They had a very ambitious plan to cut more than six months off an already very aggressive timeline on their vaccine. They needed immediate support to accelerate that project.”
—Jen Karlson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Queensland

 

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