The global pandemic that has affected all of us is an unprecedented event. Last year reminded us of the significant role of science, including medicine and biotechnology, and proved the dynamic pace in which these areas of knowledge are developing. The hard work of scientists and medical personnel has contributed to the systematic growth of our knowledge of the SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 virus, and recently vaccines have become available to counter the spread of the new pathogen.
There are many representatives of the Medical University of Gdańsk among the experts involved in the research related to this topic, including prof. Piotr Trzonkowski from the Department of Medical Immunology of the Medical University of Gdańsk, and Łukasz Rąbalski, MD, PhD, from the Laboratory of Recombinant Vaccines of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of the University of Gdańsk and the Medical University of Gdańsk. The film presents our experts explaining the mechanism of preventive vaccination, its important role in building up population immunity, as well as the very process of developing new substances, as well as issues connected with their safety.