Dr Maria Lawrenz

Dr Maria Lawrenz has joined the Vaccine Formulation Laboratory at University of Lausanne in 2011 and is heading since then the VFL training centre. The Vaccine Formulation Laboratory is a WHO Collaborating Centre on vaccine adjuvants. It functions as a technical platform providing access to vaccine adjuvants for preclinical studies and formulation know-how to the vaccine community with the aim to accelerate the development of adjuvanted vaccines.

Dr Lawrenz has several years of experience in European (EC-FP7) infrastructure projects such as TRANSVAC and ADITEC. She was trained in Medical Biotechnology at the Technical University Berlin and worked as research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, where she completed her PhD in the field of mucosal immunology.