Researchers across the University of Oxford are at the forefront of global efforts to understand the coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect our communities. From vaccine development to mapping, the work involves more than 20 departments from medicine to humanities.
09 March 2020
How individuals respond to government advice on preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be at least as important, if not more important, than government action, according to a new commentary from researchers at the University of Oxford in The Lancet.
07 March 2020
On Our World in Data we focus on the world’s largest problems and how to make progress against them - here is an aggregation of the latest research on the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus disease [COVID-19].
13 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 coronavirus outbreak.
7 February 2020
A research team at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute is preparing to begin clinical testing of a novel coronavirus vaccine candidate.
31 January 2020
In response the novel coronavirus emergency, the International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) has activated its Clinical Characterisation Protocol (CCP) for emerging infections in England and Scotland.
28 January 2020
Luke Allen et al explore the role of primary care in the coronavirus outbreak (
24 January 2020
Peter Horby et al explore the early implications of the disease (The Lancet).
22 January 2020
The International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) is adapting its existing tools, designed for emerging respiratory pathogens, for the current outbreak of global significance. This is an international resource for facilitating the collection of standardised clinical data on patients hospitalised with suspected or confirmed infection with coronavirus.
Oxford and its researchers have been quoted in hundreds of articles and broadcasts since early January; this represents just a selection of that coverage. If you are a member of the University and would like to sign up to the Daily News Alert to get regular news updates, please email the News Office.
- 8 March 2020: The experts who have guided the British public through coronavirus outbreak - Trudie Lang, professor of global health research at Oxford University, has been named at one of the top five experts guiding Britain through the coronavirus crisis (The Observer)
- 5 March 2020: A Global Outbreak is Fueling the Backlash to Globalization (International New York Times)
- 4 March 2020: Women's Hour: Talking to children about coronavirus - Professor Trudie Lang, Director of the Global Health Network at the University of Oxford, advises on reassuring children about coronavirus to prevent anxiety (BBC Radio4, 10:22)
- 3 March 2020: Coronavirus shows how globalisation spreads contagion of all kinds - Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation, pens an article on the impacts of globalisation on disease (Financial Times)
- 1 March 2020: BBC Radio 4, The World This Weekend - Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology, and Tao Dong, Professor of Immunology, are interviewed about their work on a coronavirus vaccine (15.50 on the clock)
- 28 February 2020: Coronavirus pandemic threatens to knock $1 trillion off global economy (New Scientist)
- 24 February 2020: The hunt for a coronavirus cure is showing how science can change for the better (The Conversation)
- 19 February 2020: Coronavirus vaccine could be available 'within months', claims Oxford University scientist whose team is 'rapidly' working out how to stop the disease (Daily Mail)
- 18 February 2020: Coronavirus explained (CNN)
- 18 February 2020: WHO drawing research roadmap to combat coronavirus, newly named COVID-19 (BioWorld)
- 16 February 2020: Coronavirus: the huge unknowns (The Guardian)
- 12 February 2020: Will the covid-19 coronavirus outbreak die out in the summer’s heat? (New Scientist)
- 7 February 2020: China trials anti-HIV drug on coronavirus patients (The Guardian)
- 6 February 2020: British labs go head to head for coronavirus cure (The Times)
- 6 February 2020: The race to produce a vaccine for the latest coronavirus (The Economist)
- 31 January 2020: Pocket-sized DNA kits from Oxford could help track the coronavirus (The Telegraph)
- 28 January 2020: How prepared is Europe for an outbreak of the novel coronavirus? (Al Jazeera)
- 23 January 2020: World financial markets rocked by China coronavirus (The Guardian)