Dame Angela McLean announced as new UK Government Chief Scientific Advisor
Story of the UK’s COVID-19 Delta variant epidemic revealed by genome tracing
A team of researchers led by Oxford and Edinburgh have today revealed how the Delta variant of COVID-19 became the dominant variant across the UK in 2021.
Alpha variant spread via ‘super-seeding’ event within UK
The rapid spread of the Alpha variant of COVID-19 resulted from biological changes in the virus and was enhanced by large numbers of infected people ‘exporting’ the variant to multiple parts of the UK, in what the researchers call a ‘super-seeding’ event.
Team behind SARS-CoV-2 naming system formalised as the Pango Network
Researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh have announced the formalisation of the Pango Network, an international team of experts to oversee the identification and naming of different lineages of SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Research consortium including Oxford University and Google.org announce new platform to track COVID-19 data
Google.org, the charitable arm of Google, the University of Oxford and other leading institutions including Boston Children’s Hospital and Northeastern University, today launched Global.health.
COVID-19 transmission chains in the UK traced through time and space
A team of scientists, led by researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh, has analysed the first wave of the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK and produced the most fine-scaled and comprehensive genomic analysis of transmission of any epidemic to date.
The need for open data sharing in the era of global pandemics
Research emphasises need for COVID-19 vigilance in tight-knit communities
Small, close-knit communities are at high risk for rapid, intense COVID outbreaks, especially if they haven’t yet experienced outbreaks of COVID-19, shows a new study by the University of Oxford and Northeastern University, Boston.
Researchers providing vital public information in the fight against COVID-19
Oxford Martin School researchers played a key role in contributing scientific research for ‘Coronavirus: The Science Explained’, a website created by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI).
Researchers use virus genomic tracking to reveal the rise and fall of the COVID-19 epidemic in Guangdong Province
China’s control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases
COVID-19: Study shows that travel restrictions are most useful in the early and late phase of an epidemic
Analysis of human mobility and epidemiological data by a global consortium of researchers, led by the University of Oxford and Northeastern University, shows that human mobility was predictive of the spread of the epidemic in China.
Open data is a leap forward in how we tackle global disease outbreaks
The scope of COVID-19 transmission is global, but we have in place a global understanding that enables a better-informed global response than has ever been possible before.
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