Professor Snape Conjures Conjugates

Two truths:

  1. Professor Snape is a character in Harry Potter novels.
  2. Professor Snape conjures conjugate vaccines.

These are not the same Professor Snape. The second is likely sick unto death of hearing about the first. The first likely could not care less about the second.

The second Professor Snape is Matthew Snape, MBBS, FRACP, FRCPCH, a Senior Research Fellow and Honorary consultant paediatrician at Oxford University (or as some call it, the University of Oxford). His photograph is reproduced here.

Professor Snape conjures up combination glyco-conjugate vaccines. Add Salt, and you get this study:

Serogroup C Meningococcal Glycoconjugate Vaccine in Adolescents: Persistence of Bactericidal Antibodies and Kinetics of the Immune Response to a Booster Vaccine More Than 3 Years after Immunization,” Matthew D. SNAPE, Penny SALT, et al., Clinical Infectious Diseases, (2006) 43 (11): 1387-1394.

(Thanks to investigator Ivan Oransky for bringing this to our attention.)

BONUS: The other Professor Snape #1: