COVID-19 Contributions


COVID-19 Contributions

We’re incredibly proud of Leeds’ contribution towards battling the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are honoured to highlight just a fraction of the collaborative and lifesaving work Faculty of Biological Science staff, researchers and students have been involved with. Efforts from our scientific community have further highlighted the global importance of this field, and its need for continued development and expertise.

Students fight against COVID-19

Our students and alumni have been working in a variety of roles to support COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.

Postgraduate alumna, Sophie Mathew, is a Laboratory Assistant at Biopharma Group working on the production COVID-19 testing kits.

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BSc Pharmacology alumnus, Luke Cunliffe, is proud to be working as part of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccination programme.

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Kristyna Jindrova, BSc Medical Sciences, is working part-time at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, helping with the vaccination process of patients.

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New Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory for COVID-19 testing in Nigeria

Dr Oluwapelumi Adeyemi has secured funding to install a PCR machine to test 2.5million people in Kwara State, Nigeria for COVID-19.

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Waves of praise for Lighthouse Labs scientists

The Alderley Park Lighthouse Laboratory in Cheshire has been established with help from the University of Leeds.

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Coronavirus (covid-19)

We know that many people are understandably anxious about the current coronavirus outbreak. To find out more about the steps we’re taking to remain supportive of our applicants and offer holders please visit our coronavirus FAQs.

If you’re an existing student or member of staff, please visit our coronavirus website for the latest updates and information.