As we ease out of lockdown, understanding how COVID-19 is progressing is essential, join researchers and clinical staff from Imperial College London as we talk all things testing.
As we ease out of lockdown, understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic is progressing across England is essential. How many people have been infected and where? How does our body fight the virus?
We’re talking a lot about testing in the media, and this is the best tool we have to help us understand the situation and make decisions about how we tackle the virus.
Join Dr Christina Atchison and Prof Wendy Barclay as they talk all things testing, from checking how well they work to how easy they are to use at home. Ask questions, listen in and go behind the scenes with our COVID-19 Response Team.
Wednesday 22 July
This is a free online event.
Dr Christina Atchison is a Principal Clinical Academic Fellow at Imperial College London.
She is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist with a clinical background. Her research interests include the evaluation of child and adolescent public health programmes.
Her current work on COVID-19 focuses on the REACT testing studies.
Professor Wendy Barclay is a Chair in Influenza Virology at Imperial College London. Her studies aim to understand the molecular and cellular basis of the how the disease progresses and is spread to others.
In response to the pandemic, her lab’s current work has pivoted from influenza to the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. The lab's research includes basic virology, serology, immunology and environmental sampling. More detail here.