Cambridge researchers are helping to lead the fight back against COVID-19, from the use of genomics to track its spread and mathematic modelling to understand infection rates through to innovative screening programmes to keep its students and staff safe.

The off-patent drug that could protect us from future COVID-19 variants

05 December 2022

Cambridge scientists have identified a drug that can be repurposed to prevent COVID-19 in research involving a unique mix of ‘mini-organs’, donor organs, animal studies and patients.

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Cambridge researchers develop new coronavirus test for frontline NHS workers

09 Apr 2020

A new test for infection with SARS-CoV2 that which inactivates the virus at the point of sampling, has been developed by a team of researchers at the...

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Cambridge medical students graduate early to help NHS respond to crisis

09 Apr 2020

On Monday, 265 final year medical students from the University of Cambridge graduated early, allowing them to seek early registration with the...

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Figure from the PNAS paper showing the transmission routes using phylogenetic networks

COVID-19: genetic network analysis provides ‘snapshot’ of pandemic origins

09 Apr 2020

Study charts the 'incipient supernova' of SARS-CoV-2 through genetic mutations as it spread from China and Asia to Australia, Europe and North...

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150 scientists from new institute join Cambridge fight against COVID-19

08 Apr 2020

One of Cambridge’s newest institutes, established to study the relationship between infectious disease and our immune systems, is leading the...

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Interactive tool shows the science behind COVID-19 control measures

08 Apr 2020

An online tool to illustrate the effects of different COVID-19 control measures has been developed by a team of University of Cambridge researchers.

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Researcher profile: Professor Julia Gog

08 Apr 2020

Professor Julia Gog is a mathematician who specialises in modelling the spread of infectious diseases, particularly pandemic influenza. For months...

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Opinion: Does the amount of COVID-19 someone is exposed to determine how sick they will get?

07 Apr 2020

Does the dosage of virus someone is exposed to determine how severe the disease will be? Not necessarily says Dr Sarah Caddy in this article for The...

AstraZeneca/GSK/University of Cambridge collaborate to support UK national effort to boost COVID-19 testing

07 Apr 2020

As part of the UK Government’s announcement of a new five pillar plan to boost testing for COVID-19, AstraZeneca, GSK and the University of Cambridge...

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Cambridge engineers use industrial modelling techniques to help Addenbrooke’s manage COVID-19 care

07 Apr 2020

Modelling tools originally designed to improve the efficiency of factories are being used by Cambridge engineers to help Addenbrooke’s Hospital...

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New app collects the sounds of COVID-19

06 Apr 2020

A new app, which will be used to collect data to develop machine learning algorithms that could automatically detect whether a person is suffering...

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Progress using COVID-19 patient data to train machine learning models for healthcare

03 Apr 2020

Following from last week's call for governments to use machine learning and AI techniques to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic...

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What does lockdown mean for the future of our food supply?

03 Apr 2020

As countries adopt different approaches, the question remains: how best to enact a lockdown without compromising critical food supply chains in the...

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