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Blizard Institute - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

What Happened to Monkeypox? A Big Question Lecture

When: Thursday, November 23, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Online (joining instructions to be sent to attendees on the day), Whitechapel

Speaker: Professor Chloe Orkin


Prof Chloe Orkin will be answering this question and more in her free Big Question Lecture.


45 minute lecture with time for a Q&A, followed by refreshments in the Blizard Institute reception

Tickets for the lecture are free of charge, but booking is essential. Over 14s only. Walk ins will also be accepted if there is extra space on the night.

For enquiries about the lecture please contact Myfanwy-Cerys Williams on For any enquiries about Centre of the Cell, contact our Bookings Officer, Mohammed Rofik, on 0207 882 2562. Visitor information about Centre of the Cell can be found at

What is a Big Question Lecture?

Centre of the Cell’s Big Question Lectures are brought to you by top scientists at Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with Centre of the Cell and co-created with young people from our Youth Membership Scheme. They give audiences from age 14 the chance to hear from leaders in science and healthcare about the cutting-edge biology and innovative front-line medicine going on right here in east London.

The speaker

Professor Chloe Orkin is Professor of Infection and Inequities at the Queen Mary University of London and has been a Consultant HIV Physician at Barts Health NHS Trust since 2003. Chloe directs the SHARE research collaborative for health equity.

Her specialist area is viral therapeutics and her clinical trials unit has contributed to the licensing of more than 20 therapies for viruses such as HIV, viral hepatitis, and SARS-CoV-2. She is Chief Investigator on the first long-acting injectable therapy trial in the UK.

Chloe is the Academic Lead for Equality Diversity and Inclusion in the Faculty of Medicine at Queen Mary.

Chloe is an expert advisor to WHO Europe on monkeypox (mpox) and COVID-19. During the multi-country mpox outbreaks she established and led an international collaborative clinical network (SHARE-net) resulting in three global case series that have changed international guidelines.

Chloe was the 80th President of the Medical Women's Federation, past Chair of the British HIV Association. She is a member of the governing council for the International AIDS Society and a scientific advisor to the Medicines Patent Pool.

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