Andrew Farlow

University of Oxford

Working Group Co-Chair

Andrew Farlow is head of global public health initiatives, Oxford in Berlin (, where he convenes the COVID-19 Science and Policy Forum, bringing together scientists, policymakers, and the public for open discussion and consensus building, and is engaged with colleagues in creating a new Berlin Open Science Centre with a strong focus on planetary and human health. With nearly 20 years experience researching and advising on the development, deployment, and financing of vaccines and medicines (TB, malaria, HIV, shingles, chickenpox, dengue, and pandemic influenza, etc.), he has advised a wide range of public- and private-sector organizations (WHO, UNDP, Stop TB, Aeras/BMGF, JCVI, etc.). He is Teaching Fellow of the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, for its MSc in International Health & Tropical Medicine, and a Senior Fellow, Oxford Martin School, where he was Co-PI on its Vaccine Design Institute. He is Visiting Professor, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation – FIOCRUZ, Brazil, and working with the Institute of Drugs Technology — Farmanguinhos, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Oxford, and a range of global collaborators on a new Global Partnership for Biodiversity, Medicine, and Health to sustainably develop new affordable medicines based on natural molecules, especially from plants, fungi, and algae, while protecting biodiversity.