Inside the COVID-19 lab: growing the virus

Dr Zania Stamataki, Viral Immunologist and Senior Lecturer in Liver Immunology at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham, shows us what coronavirus looks like under the microscope and what laboratory research can do help aid understanding of COVID-19. https://youtu.be/DYp1h_DNXmE Video transcript Hello and welcome to my lab. My name is Zania Stamataki and I work … Continue reading “Inside the COVID-19 lab: growing the virus”

Treating age-related multimorbidity: the drug discovery challenge

Through our collaborative agreement with the Association for the British Pharmaceutical Industry, we are committed to taking a new pharmaceutical approach to multimorbidity – where an individual has several chronic health conditions simultaneously. In this blog from UK SPINE, researchers from the Universities of Birmingham and Dundee discuss how targeting specific ageing processes with novel … Continue reading “Treating age-related multimorbidity: the drug discovery challenge”

Why I’m taking part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial – Josh’s Story

I’ve been asking people to take part in clinical research for years. Last month, it was my turn to be asked. My name’s Josh and I work for West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust as a research paramedic. I’ve been in the job since 2016 and love it! The work is very varied, and one … Continue reading “Why I’m taking part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial – Josh’s Story”

Rethinking the role of health and life sciences as a regional driver of post-COVID recovery

Dr John Williams, Managing Director of Birmingham Health Partners and Michael Lewis, Professor of Life Science Innovation, discuss the role of health and life sciences as a regional driver of post-COVID recovery.  Two years ago, Professors Richard Jones and James Wilsdon published the wide ranging Biomedical Bubble report that asked whether a policy and funding landscape … Continue reading “Rethinking the role of health and life sciences as a regional driver of post-COVID recovery”

How Birmingham is helping with SARS-CoV-2 genomics

Nick Loman is Professor of Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics in the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, and since March has been leading the team at the University of Birmingham who are part of the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium. Here, he explains how this team is working in the lab to help us understand the spread of … Continue reading “How Birmingham is helping with SARS-CoV-2 genomics”