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Vaccines: 13 questions to test your knowledge!

The topic of vaccines is more than ever on the agenda! It is a subject that particularly interests several NCCR researchers, such as Prof. Bruno Correia (EPFL) who is working on new approaches to develop vaccines (read our blog article on structure-guided vaccines). In this quiz, take stock of this key topic!

 

This quiz was created by: Victoria von Glasenapp (PhD student, UNIGE) and Chloé Rogg (PhD student, EPFL).

 

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Which disease was targeted by the first vaccine developed?

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A vaccine can be made from:

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When was the only Nobel prize awarded for a vaccine, who received it and for which vaccine?

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Against which disease do we not have a vaccine?

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What type of immune cells produce antibodies as a response to vaccination?

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Which factor(s) may affect a vaccine efficacy?

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Which disease has been eradicated worldwide by vaccines and when has been the last reported case?

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Which statement(s) is/are true about mRNA vaccines?

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What protein is encoded by the mRNA sequences in anti-COVID vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech?

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How is the mRNA vaccine delivered into the cells of the patient?

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Why is mRNA delivered in a lipid nanoparticle?

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How long did it take from the key publication about RNA modifications that circumvent an immune response to the approval of a mRNA-based vaccine?

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Which vaccine technology is the AstraZeneca anti-COVID vaccine based on?

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Vaccines: ready to test your knowledge?
The topic of vaccines is still a mystery to you. The website "History of Vaccines" (a projet of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, USA) contains lots of interesting resources about vaccines.
Would you like to know more about vaccines? We recommend you to read "A guide to vaccinology: from basic principles to new developments", a review article published in 2020 in Nature Reviews Immunology or "mRNA vaccines — a new era in vaccinology", a review article published in 2018 in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery.
Congratulations!!! You already know a lot about the topic of vaccines! Discover our other quizzes or read this interesting story of mRNA: How a once-dismissed idea became a leading technology in the Covid vaccine race (StatNews, November 2020).

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