UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have made £8.4 million available to three UK-wide studies into the pandemic coronavirus.
Science Minister Amanda Solloway said:
“Thanks to the brilliant work of our world-leading scientists and researchers, we continue to gain greater knowledge and understanding of coronavirus, enabling us to rapidly develop new treatments, as well as potential new vaccines.
“These three studies will help further improve our understanding of people’s immune responses to coronavirus, ensuring that the UK continues to play a critical role in the global effort to treat and defeat it.”
The three studies are:
- The Humoral Immune Correlates of COVID-19 (HICC) consortium, investigating the humoral immune response – molecules produced by the immune system to fight infection
- The UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC), investigating the nuances of patients’ immune responses to COVID-19
- Inflammation in Covid-19: Exploration of Critical Aspects of Pathogenesis, which will investigate fatal COVID-19 specifically
Find out more through the UKRI press release.