Research and analysis

Researchers in the University are applying their leading expertise to help combat the COVID-19 global pandemic.

With over a century of discovery and translational research in infectious diseases, the University of Liverpool is a recognised leader in this field.

Our new £1 million laboratory will help understand how COVID-19 affects people and we are part of a genomic sequencing alliance to map the spread of the disease.  

Academics in other disciplines across our University are gaining insights into the wider societal and environmental impact of the pandemic, while many of our clinical researchers and final year medical students are also helping to fight COVID-19 by volunteering to work on the NHS front line.

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Our team

Over 150 researchers from across the University are coming together to work on the fight against COVID-19.

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Liverpool STOP COVID

Liverpool Health Partners have launched Liverpool STOP COVID, a unique city-wide initiative to help decrease the burden of COVID-19 locally, nationally and globally.

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Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic

We have received a share of £5 million funding from the Medical Research Council to establish an outbreak laboratory to increase our understanding of COVID-19 and its impacts on the body.

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Genome sequencing alliance to map spread of COVID-19

A team of Liverpool researchers have joined a consortium to deliver large scale, rapid sequencing of the cause of the disease and share intelligence with hospitals, the NHS and the government.

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Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research

In collaboration with partners, the centre has redirected the majority of Liverpool's research efforts to COVID-19. These research programmes are designed to have immediate benefits for public health.

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Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing

Our researchers have launched a study to explore the behavioural and emotional consequences that social restrictions related to COVID-19 are having on adults living in the UK.

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COVID-19 and people with dementia

We are exploring the effects of COVID-19 related social service closures on the lives of older people, people with dementia, and unpaid carers.

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New ‘dynamic’ version of COVID-19 drug interaction website

The University has launched a fully searchable, dynamic version of its COVID-19 Drug Interactions website to aid the safe prescribing of experimental drugs being trialled against COVID-19.