Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus epidemic recently named COVID-19, Imperial College have been at the forefront of global efforts to tackle the virus. Researchers and scientists at Imperial have published significant scientific papers forecasting the impact of the virus. A summary of this work can found here. You may also be interested to read full reports which is available from this link.
Professor Neil Ferguson is a leading expert in epidemiology and through his work with the School of Public Health’s J-IDEA (The Abdul Lateef Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics), he has been at the forefront of global efforts to map the contagion and to halt its spread. You can learn more about the work of J-IDEA here.
Professor Robin Shattock’s team has developed a candidate vaccine that is presently undergoing animal trials. Robin is the Director of the Future Vaccine Manufacturing Research Hub and is working with colleagues in Chemical Engineering to rapidly scale up vaccine manufacture to tackle this outbreak and others. More on Professor Shattock’s work on developing a vaccine for the novel coronavirus can be found here.
We hope the excellent work at Imperial can help address the epidemic outbreak.