Covid-19 Research


COVID-19 research at UCL

At UCL we are applying the depth and breadth of our cross-disciplinary research and expertise to help humanity recover from COVID-19 and to make the world more resilient and equitable in the future.

Our experts are urgently researching new ways of tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and are taking a prominent role in advancing public knowledge by advising world leaders, collaborating with key partners and providing expert commentary to inform the media.

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Our response and strengths

UCL is uniquely placed to respond, not only to the current crisis but to develop informed solutions for the future. Find out about our strengths and direction. 

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Working in partnership

We are rallying our collective expertise to address the urgent issues posed by COVID-19.
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Our research and expertise

UCL researchers are working across disciplines, to help find a cure, improve diagnosis, and advise Government in the UK and globally.

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For all the latest news and articles featuring UCL academics and expertise on Covid-19.

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Coronavirus Response Fund

Help us tackle the pandemic by donating to our research fund.

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Information for UCL reseachers

Check this section for information on research and funding opportunities, and on new project submissions.  


Professor Rebecca Shipley, left, and a member of the HPP team. Credit: Jude Palmer / Royal Academy of Engineering
Team behind life-saving breathing aid win prestigious engineering award
UCL engineers and medics who developed a CPAP breathing aid now used in hospitals across the UK have received an award from the Royal Academy of Engineering for exceptional services during a pandemic.
17 August 2020  

Covid-19 vaccine trialled in healthy volunteers
A UCL supported trial, which is testing the Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by Imperial College London, is now recruiting members of the public at UCLH.
24 July 2020  

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Opinion: Graduate doctors need the support of their teams to add value
In April this year, as part of the Government’s response to COVID-19, more than 300 of UCL Medical School's final year students were fast-tracked through graduation, enabling them to become frontline NHS doctors. Here Dr Sophie Bracke explains how she's found the transition.
30 June 2020

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New study into Covid-19 transmission and immunity launched
UCL has launched Virus Watch, inviting 42,500 people to take part in one of the largest and most comprehensive studies of Covid-19 in the UK to study the next phase of the pandemic.
23 June 2020


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