8 July 2020
Covid-19 pandemic demands availability of highly accessible and rapid testing around the world to enable countries to emerge from lockdown with confidence.
30 June 2020
Britain is proving reluctant to start moving, despite the Government’s relaxation of a series of lockdown measures, according to data from the Oxford COVID-19 Impact Monitor.
1 June 2020
Professor Yee Whye Teh, from the Department of Statistics, joined a panel briefing at the Science Media Centre to discuss some of the work of The Royal Society’s DELVE group (Data Evaluation and Learning for Viral Epidemics) who are reviewing Test, Trace, Isolate evidence from around the world.
1 June 2020
Data from a BBC citizen science experiment has helped predict how different strategies could control the spread of Covid-19, according to new preliminary research from Oxford University, University of East Anglia, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
7 May 2020
As the number of new daily confirmed cases begins to decrease, governments must decide how to release their populations from quarantine as efficiently as possible without overwhelming their health services. Research led by Professor Mike Bonsall from the Department of Zoology.
Researchers use virus genomic tracking to reveal the rise and fall of the COVID-19 epidemic in Guangdong Province
24 April 2020
A new study led by researchers at Oxford and Guangdong Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention describes the epidemiology and genetic make-up of the COVID-19 outbreak in China’s most populous region, and shows how early and intensive testing and tracing helped to interrupt local transmission of the virus.
9 April 2020
An international team of researchers including academics from the Department of Zoology have shown that China’s control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic may have delayed the spread of the virus to cities outside of Wuhan by several days.
8 April 2020
In an article published on The Conversation, Dan Challender, Amy Hinsley, Diogo Verissimo and Michael 't Sas-Rolfes (from the Department of Zoology and the Oxford Martin School) discuss this issue.
6 April 2020
Considerable uncertainty surrounds Covid-19 - how long it will take before a vaccine is developed, the death rate amongst cases and even how many cases there have been so far. But there is one thing of which we can be sure: social distancing works, according to Dr Robin Thompson from the Mathematical Institute.
1 April 2020
System developed by researchers in the Department of Engineering Science is being used in John Warin isolation ward at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital.
31 March 2020
OxVent is a multidisciplinary team of engineers and medics at the University of Oxford and King’s College London. The team has been shortlisted by the UK government to go to the next stage of testing for safety and usability for their ventilator prototype.
27 March 2020
Serologic tests are blood tests that look for antibodies in your blood, and would allow scientists to decipher what fraction of the British public have already had COVID-19 and recovered, and provide an improved estimate of the number remaining at risk of serious illness.
23 March 2020
An interdisciplinary team of engineers and medics is addressing ways to increase the UK’s capacity for ventilator manufacture.
18 March 2020
Scientists from the University of Oxford’s Engineering Science Department and the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) have developed a rapid testing technology for the novel corona virus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The team, led by Prof. Zhanfeng Cui and Prof. Wei Huang, have been working to improve test capabilities as the virus spreads internationally.
17 February 2020
What do a mathematician, an epidemiologist, a vaccine developer, a protein crystallographer and a whole bevy of immunologists and infectious disease specialists have in common? Answer: they’re just some of the Oxford University researchers coming together to fight the novel Coronavirus outbreak.
4 February 2020
Researchers at the University of Oxford have led a large collaboration to map the global distribution of nCoV-2019, commonly known as the Coronavirus.