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NIHR BIORESOURCE: OUR CONTRIBUTION TO COVID-19 RESEARCH

All day from Thursday 31 March until Sunday 10 April

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the COVID-19 BioResource has recruited more than 8,000 participants to take part in research relating to the COVID-19 virus. Watch our video to discover how the NIHR BioResource set up the COVID-19 BioResource during the national lockdown, learn about the research we have helped to conduct and hear stories from our volunteers.

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of the NIHR BioResource’s work was put on hold. Research into the new virus became a priority and the focus of the NIHR BioResource was redirected towards the global effort into finding out more. At the time of the first lockdown, the NIHR BioResource had over 140,000 participants who were willing to take part in research. We then turned our skills to creating a new BioResource solely focused on those who either had COVID-19 or those who were recovering from it.
The ways in which the BioResource operated had to quickly adapt to allow recruitment of volunteers with COVID-19 and to allow researchers to access data and biological samples from those volunteers.

Our video includes an introduction to the NIHR BioResource from our Director, Dr Nathalie Kingston, an interview with University of Cambridge researchers, Professor Ravi Gupta and Dr Adam Abdullahi, who have used the COVID-19 BioResource in their research, and one of our wonderful volunteers, without whom this ground-breaking research wouldn’t be possible.

Find out more about the NIHR BioResource via our website: www.bioresource.nihr.ac.uk or on Twitter: @NIHRBioResource

https://bioresource.nihr.ac.uk/cambridge-festival/

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

You can access this event here - https://bioresource.nihr.ac.uk/cambridge-festival/

Additional Information

Age: Adults
Format: Talk
Timing: Available on Demand
Theme: Health, Discovery
Accessibility: Closed Captions, Transcript

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