- Faculty of Biological Sciences
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.
Could a chewing gum reduce the spread of COVID-19?
Research Fellow in Virology, Grace Roberts writes about the recent experimental chewing gum that could reduce the spread of Sars-CoV-2, and what is known about it so far.
Students fight against COVID-19
Our students and alumni have been working in a variety of roles to support COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.
Dispelling myths and supporting our communities
Professor Nicola Stonehouse has worked with news outlets and local communities to dispel vaccination myths, increase COVID testing, secure
'world leading' or 'internationally recognised'
Research submitted to UoA 5 - REF 2021
Work on covid therapeutics recognised at G7 summit
Professor Glenn McConkey has been working on an independent UKRI taskforce
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.
Waves of praise for Lighthouse Labs scientists
The Alderley Park Lighthouse Laboratory in Cheshire has been established with help from the University of Leeds.
University of Leeds news
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