MRC Centre for Virus Research (MRC CVR) - COVID-19

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow

Abstract

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Technical Summary

This exceptional award is being made in recognition that key Centre staff have been redeployed from their usual work, and Centre resources utilised, to contribute to the first phase of a rapid research response to the COVID-19 outbreak first reported on 31 December 2019. This crisis response is critical to generate evidence that will contribute to the understanding, diagnosis, prevention and management of COVID-19. As of the 14/2/2020 there are 46,997 reported cases, and 1368 deaths, in China and 447 reported cases outside of China (in 24 countries). Currently the virus continues to predominantly affect China, where health systems and wider infrastructure are struggling to cope.

Publications

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Description "CRUSH": COVID-19 Drug-Screening and Resistance Hub @ the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research.
Amount £2,026,857 (GBP)
Funding ID 2020-00761 
Organisation LifeArc 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 03/2024
 
Description A UK underpinning platform to study immunology and immunopathology of COVID-19:The UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium
Amount £6,552,119 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/V028448/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 08/2021
 
Description African COVID-19 Preparedness (AFRICO19)
Amount £646,963 (GBP)
Funding ID 220977/Z/20/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 07/2022
 
Description COG-UK_Additional_funding_PHE
Amount £2,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Health (DH) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2020 
End 04/2021
 
Description COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK)
Amount £20,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_PC_19027 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description COVID-19 Sensor testing
Amount £68,476 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/V035401/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 01/2022
 
Description COVID-19: Screening of ReFRAME collection
Amount £211,811 (GBP)
Funding ID INV-016128 
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 04/2020 
 
Description Dissecting innate immune determinants of severity and resolution in a longitudinal study of COVID-19
Amount £477,946 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/V036998/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 05/2022
 
Description Genotype to Phenotype Consortium
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 10/2022
 
Description Glasgow Early Treatment Arm Favipiravir (GETAFIX): a randomised controlled study of favipiravir in COVID-19 hospitalised patients
Amount £133,910 (GBP)
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 04/2022
 
Description ISARIC - Coronavirus Clinical Characterisation Consortium (ISARIC-4C)
Amount £1,500,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_PC_19059 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 09/2021
 
Description Identifying the Host and Viral Determinants of Coronavirus Emergence and Adaptation in Human Populations
Amount £612,024 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/V01157X/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 06/2024
 
Description SARS-CoV-2 infections in cats: assessing their zoonotic potential and role in sustaining the pandemic
Amount £336,878 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/V019929/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2021 
End 12/2022
 
Description SARS-CoV-2 seroepidemiology in Wellcome-funded urban and rural cohorts in Malawi: generating evidence to inform regional medium and long term decision making
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 221989/Z/20/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 02/2022
 
Description VIRTACs - Protein Degradation as an Anti-Viral Strategy
Amount £402,635 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V008404/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description The COVID-19: Clinical Neuroscience Study 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Consortium aims to address the biological causes of acute neurological complications of COVID-19 and their sequelae
Collaborator Contribution COVID-CNS allows investigation of phenotype and mechanisms by integrating expertise: Neurology (Liverpool; Cambridge; UCL; Oxford; KCL; Sheffield;Newcastle) Infectious diseases (Liverpool; Belfast; Cardiff; Glasgow) Immunology (KCL; Liverpool; Belfast; Birmingham; Glasgow, Cambridge, Oxford) Genomics (KCL; Cambridge; Edinburgh; Oxford; UCL) Cognition and neuropsychiatry (Edinburgh, Oxford; Cardiff, KCL, Belfast, Liverpool).
Impact None
Start Year 2020
 
Title CoV-GLUE 
Description CoV-GLUE contains a database of amino acid replacements, insertions and deletions which have been observed in GISAID hCoV-19 sequences sampled from the pandemic. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Adopted for use by the COG-UK Consortium 
URL http://cov-glue.cvr.gla.ac.uk/#/home
 
Description 01/03/2020 COVID-19 1 year anniversary thread 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Many researchers participated to data for a twitter thread highlighting the story from the CVR since we received the first Scottish covid sample 1 year ago.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/CVRinfo/status/1366427185616158721
 
Description 01/03/2021 Suzannah Rinh, Sam Wilson and Elena Sugrue Blog about Toolkit Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog discussing the coronavirus toolkit created by the CVR for sharing of resources around the world for other labs to study coronavirus and add to the covid research response.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/an-openly-available-sars-cov-2-and-coronavirus-toolkit
 
Description 01/12/2020 Antonia Ho The Conversation Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Toni wrote a piece for the Conversation discussing when you are most infectious if you have covid-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://theconversation.com/covid-19-when-are-you-most-infectious-150760
 
Description 02/02/2021: Pablo Murcia: CNN Radio Argentina 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coronavirus in the United Kingdom: "We are still in quarantine and infections have dropped"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://cnnespanol.cnn.com/radio/2021/02/02/coronavirus-en-el-reino-unido-seguimos-en-cuarentena-y-b...
 
Description 03/03/2021 Ed Hutchinson vaccines and viruses resource 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ed supported a group from the Royal College of Pathologists to create resources for a family event discussing vaccines and viruses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/RCPath/status/1367814712734388224
 
Description 04/01/2021 Agnieszka Szemiel BBC Commentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Agnieszka gave a commentary to the BBC for a video about whether pandemics are the new normal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-55415763
 
Description 04/04/2021 CVR on BBC Reporting Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coverage of the visit from Matt Hancock by the BBC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 04/04/2021: David Robertson, Massimo Palmarini, Ana da Silva Filipe, Emma Thomson and Suzannah Rinh facilitating Matt Hancock Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact These researchers were involved in a visit from Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock. They discussed their work and future funding for the CVR whilst also being filmed by the BBC and Press Association.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/DHSCgovuk/status/1367761812322578434
 
Description 04/04/2021: STV coverage of Matt Hancock visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STV coverage of the visit from Matt Hancock to the CVR
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 05/01/2021 Pablo Murcia BBC Radio Drivetime 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pablo discussed how and why pandemics happen and how we can avoid them in future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 06/10/2020: Pablo Murcia: Spanish television channel RTVE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Flu and COVID-19: What will the synergy between SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses be like in the middle of the pandemic? (From 02:26min)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.rtve.es/television/20201006/gripe-covid19-tormenta-perfecta-sinergia-sars-cov-2-influenz...
 
Description 07/01/2021: Pablo Murcia: CNN Radio Argentina 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Covid in the UK: restrictions and more than 50 thousand cases per day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://cnnespanol.cnn.com/radio/2021/01/07/covid-en-el-reino-unido-restricciones-y-mas-de-50-mil-ca...
 
Description 07/09/2020 Antonia Ho - BBC Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Toni discussed how the shape of the pandemic is changing with young people out and about more for a BBC article.,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-54059199
 
Description 08/03/2021 Ana da Silva Filipe International Womens Day COG-UK Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog by COK-UK consortium celebrating female members of the consortium who have contributed during the pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cogconsortium.uk/cog-uk-celebrates-international-womens-day/
 
Description 08/09/2020: Pablo Murcia: Guardian Science Weekly Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guardian Science Weekly Podcast - Covid-19: what happens when flu season hits? (part 1)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2020/sep/08/covid-19-what-happens-when-flu-season-hits-par...
 
Description 09/02/2021 Antonia Ho on Awaz Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Toni featured on Awax radio and explains why the BAME community are more at risk and why it's important for this group to have the vaccine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://t.co/NEy2B945ek?amp=1
 
Description 09/03/2021 Antonia Ho on BBC Good Morning Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Good Morning Scotland to hear Toni Ho explain why it's important to stick to the disease control measures of the past year while vaccinations are rolled out and restrictions eased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 09/09/2020 Agnieszka Szemiel - Glasgow Science Festival 2020 Video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short meet the researcher type video for Glasgow Science Festival's Science on the Sofa discussing her work since March 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHsv-KV_SZ0&list=PLh0UD8XSzDPFFLPLxAlTGtUConD97o-Q5&index=3
 
Description 09/09/2020 Ana da Silva Filipe - Glasgow Science Festival 2020 Video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short meet the researcher type video for Glasgow Science Festival's Science on the Sofa discussing her work since March 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79v9fATH91A&list=PLh0UD8XSzDPFFLPLxAlTGtUConD97o-Q5&index=8
 
Description 09/09/2020 Antonia Ho - Glasgow Science Festival 2020 Video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short meet the researcher type video for Glasgow Science Festival's Science on the Sofa discussing her work since March 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7dqvAsMIhA&list=PLh0UD8XSzDPFFLPLxAlTGtUConD97o-Q5
 
Description 09/09/2020 David Robertson - Glasgow Science Festival 2020 Video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short meet the researcher type video for Glasgow Science Festival's Science on the Sofa discussing his work since March 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7_N9GqhWWM&list=PLh0UD8XSzDPFFLPLxAlTGtUConD97o-Q5&index=9
 
Description 09/09/2020 Emma Thomson - Glasgow Science Festival 2020 Video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short meet the researcher type video for Glasgow Science Festival's Science on the Sofa discussing her work since March 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/GlasgowSciFest/status/1311735302042640384
 
Description 09/09/2020 Janet Scott - Glasgow Science Festival 2020 Video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short meet the researcher type video for Glasgow Science Festival's Science on the Sofa discussing her work since March 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqUlFaARu4k&list=PLh0UD8XSzDPFFLPLxAlTGtUConD97o-Q5&index=14
 
Description 09/12/2020 Janet Scott: Long covid forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Janet participated in an expert panel for patients with Long Covid.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxoR98OYwQ4
 
Description 10/09/2020 Antonia Ho Good Morning Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 4C mortality Score
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 10/12/2020 Ed Hutchinson Virus Snowflakes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ed created more virus snowflakes focusing on SARS-CoV-2 and the vaccines for a festive engagement resource.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/media/Media_765622_smxx.pdf
 
Description 10/12/2020 Joseph Hughes BBC Reporting Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Joseph discussed the difference between the sequences of COVID-19 from summer 2020 and spring 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/CVRinfo/status/1336965785403715585
 
Description 11/12/2020 Antonia Ho - BBC Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Shops most common mention in traced virus cases (
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-55260118
 
Description 13/3/2021 Antonia Ho Vaccines and Viruses Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Toni is joining an online event run by the Royal College of Pathologists to discuss vaccines and viruses with the public whilst they are led through virus-based creative activities including colouring and origami.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/RCPath/status/1367814712734388224
 
Description 14/08/2020 Ed Hutchinson & Seema Jasim CVR Colouring Book Update 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Updated pages of the CVR colouring book to include page about SARS-CoV-2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/media/Media_735037_smxx.pdf
 
Description 16/02/2021 Janet Scott on BBC Radio Ulster 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Janet spoke on BBC Radio Ulster Talkback with William Crawley about what we know thus far about LongCovid, and the ongoing research being carried out UK-wide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/CVRinfo/status/1361677021777190913
 
Description 16/02/2021 Massimo Palmarini & Emma Thomson - BBC Scotland coverage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Scotland Health Correspondent Lisa Summers visited the CVR to discuss sequencing new variants of covid and the new consortium we are part of (G2P). This resulted in a 2.5minute feature on BBC Reporting Scotland and an online article feature.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-56078282
 
Description 17/01/2021 STV Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STV visited to feature our CL3 facility on their news programme discussing new variants and restrictions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYy6dIv5dV4
 
Description 17/02/2021: Emma Thomson World Changing Glasgow Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Emma took part in an external panel talking about the World Changing Glasgow research response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/UofGMVLS/status/1362065796411887618
 
Description 17/03/2020: Pablo Murcia: Citrica Radio (Argentina) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pablo Murcia: "We do not yet know if a person who recovered can re-infect"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://radiocut.fm/audiocut/pablo-murcia-no-sabemos-todavia-si-una-persona-se-recupero-puede-volver...
 
Description 17/09/2020 Antonia Ho BBC Reporting Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Toni was on BBC Reporting Scotland discussing the importance of the flu vaccine this winter with probable covid-19/flu coinfection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/CVRinfo/status/1306636816477491200
 
Description 18/02/2021 Virus Exhibition in China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Viruses: A Century of Discovery exhibition has been lent to the Chongqing Museum of Natural History to be part of their Coexisting with Viruses outdoor exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/CVRinfo/status/1362362375316377601
 
Description 19/02/2021 Daniel Streicker Royal Society Documentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Daniel took part in filming for a short documentary by the Royal Society based on their funded project on SARS-CoV-2 in bats.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 19/09/2020 David Robertson - National geographic article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David Robertson commented for National Geographic on why dispelling covid-19 misinformation is key.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/coronavirus-origins-misinformation-yan-report-fac...
 
Description 20/01/2021 Antonia Ho - Good Morning Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Scotland lockdown measures, vaccine unknowns, herd immunity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 21/09/2020 Antonia Ho BBC Scotland Lunchtime Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reaction to Chris Witty/Patrick Vallance Statement and rising infection rate in UK (
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 21/12/2020 David Bhella - STV Images 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David did some SARS-CoV-2 spike protein images for the STV broadcast about variants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 21/12/2020: Professor Pablo Murcia: CNN Radio Argentina 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CNN Radio Argentina - How serious is the new strain of coronavirus paralyzing the UK?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cnnespanol.cnn.com/radio/2020/12/21/que-tan-grave-es-la-nueva-cepa-de-coronavirus-que-parali...
 
Description 22/01/2021 ITV Broadcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ITV Science Correspondent Tom Clarke visited the CVR to access our CL3 unit to "get behind the scenes in the lab investigating whether coronavirus vaccines work against variants"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.itv.com/news/2021-01-21/covid-behind-the-scenes-in-the-lab-investigating-whether-coronav...
 
Description 22/02/2021 Emma Thomson - How to Vaccinate the World Radio 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Emma took part in a panel discussion on Radio 4's programme "How to Vaccinate the World".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000sgrv
 
Description 22/12/2020 Emma Thomson BBC Reporting Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Emma on BBC Reporting Scotland discussing newly discovered SARS-CoV-2 variants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/CVRinfo/status/1341420848377413632
 
Description 22/4/20 Sars-CoV-2 animal source blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Betty Lau wrote a Contagious Thinking Blog about the race to understand where Sars-CoV-2 came from.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/sars-cov-2-searching-for-the-animal-source
 
Description 23/09/2020 Massimo Palmarini UK Gov Scotland Video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Massimo was interviewed by the UK Gov in Scotland about the importance of long term funding for virus surveillance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/UKGovScotland/status/1308790508035223554
 
Description 23/3/20 CVR COVID-19 response blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Blog outlining the CVR's COVID-19 response written by Elihu Aranday-Cortes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/viral-genomics-group
 
Description 24/09/2020 Massimo Palmarini BBC Reporting Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Massimo spoke on BBC Reporting Scotland about the progress being made towards COVID-19 vaccines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/iiiglasgow/status/1309081919284535299
 
Description 24/11/2020 Emma Thomson - The Nine Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Emma discussed the importance of global access to the COVID-19 vaccines with The Nine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/CVRinfo/status/1331216859664936960
 
Description 26/02/2021 Antonia Ho Guest blog for Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog: Guest blog: Urgent appeal to help Malawi gain vital medical equipment to assist fight against COVID
As Malawi is hit by a second, more lethal wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, an urgent appeal is underway by the Scotland-Malawi Partnership to provide urgent medical equipment to the southern African country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://news.rcpsg.ac.uk/engagement/guest-blog-urgent-appeal-to-help-malawi-gain-vital-medical-equip...
 
Description 26/09/2020: Pablo Murcia: BBC News Article (online) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC News Article (online) - Covid in Scotland: Flu vaccinations urged ahead of challenging winter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-54297051
 
Description 27/07/2020: Pablo Murcia: BBC News Article (online) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coronavirus: How bad will winter really be?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53515077
 
Description 27/08/2020 Antonia Ho - BBC Good Morning Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Toni went on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland to discuss misconceptions about flu vaccine, why its's more important to get it if you are eligible, and my support for the Government's plan to expand free access to flu vaccine to households of shielding patients this year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/DrToniHo/status/1298898965862191104
 
Description 27/08/2020: Antonia Ho Good Morning Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Expansion of flu vaccination programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 28/01/2021 Massimo Palmarini - Science Museum Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mutant versions of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have set off alarms worldwide. Science Director Roger Highfield talks to one of the laboratories (CVR) racing to find out what these variants mean for COVID-19 transmissibility and virulence, along with the development of drugs and vaccines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-rise-of-the-mutants/
 
Description 28/01/2021: Pablo Murcia: Live talk with group in Mexico 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Live talk with group in Mexico - Understanding the processes of zoonosis, the evolution of the coronavirus and the forecasts towards spring.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=419386615933126&ref=watch_permalink
 
Description 31/03/2020: Pablo Murcia: Citrica Radio (Argentina) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pablo Murcia, Argentine virologist in Scotland, explains what is known to date about the coronavirus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ar.radiocut.fm/audiocut/pablo-murcia-virologo-argentino-en-escocia-explica-se-sabe-hasta-hoy...
 
Description 31/08/2020: Janet Scott - Inside the Petri Dish podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Janet Scott took part in this podcast to discuss long covid and what we know so far.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/from-ebola-to-long-covid/id1317403844?i=1000489679383
 
Description 31/12/2020 Emma Thomson BBC World News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Emma discussed the new variants that had been found around Christmas 2020 and the sequencing work being carried out by COG-UK to understand the variant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/UofGMVLS/status/1344598948187668480
 
Description 5/2/20 - Siyuan Hu Podcast (inside coronavirus outbreak) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In a very special ad hoc episode, we have the personal experience from the inside of the coronavirus outbreak. From mainland China in Wuhan City, fellow postdocs Elihu Araday and Rute Pinto talked with Siyuan Hu, a PhD student in the Profesor Margaret Hosie's group, who is currently in Wuhan and living this outbreak from a different perspective.

Featuring: Dr Elihu Araday-Cortes and Dr Rute Pinto and Siyuan Hu
Editing: Elihu Araday-Cortes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/siyuan-hu-a-tale-of-one-city
 
Description 7/2/20 The Tricky Virus Name Game Contagious Thinking Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A blog post discussing the issues with naming viruses by Douglas Stewart
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/the-tricky-virus-name-game
 
Description Antonia Ho - Webinar for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Antonia Ho gave a webinar on the epidemiology of COVID-19 for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://rcpsg.ac.uk/covid-19/digital-education/covid-19-informing-our-practice
 
Description BBC Article mention regarding testing centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mention of CVR in a BBC article - "Glasgow University to host new Covid-19 testing facility"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-52144012
 
Description BBC News Scotland feature in high containment lab 7/7/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Angela Elliott, James Shepherd, Joseph Hughes, Katherine Smollett, Meredith Stewart, Agnieszka Szemiel, Arthur Wickenhagen and Arvind Patel were involved in a visit from BBC News Scotland to film about the work carried out at the CVR, mainly in the high containment lab.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BBC Scot Nine Interview - Antonia Ho 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Antonia Ho interviewed on TV BBC Scot Nine about Wuhan coronavirus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CVR CRUSH promotional video for UKRI 15/7/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Release of UKRI's video about CVR CRUSH featuring Massimo Palmarini, Natasha Johnson, Josh Singer and Agnieszka Szemiel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/UKRI_News/status/1283330714914652160
 
Description David Robertson - Lords Science and Technology Committee evidence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact David Robertson gave evidence to the Lords Science and Technology committee on the science of Sars-CoV-2
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/CVR_Genomics/status/1263019611341172737
 
Description Ed Hutchinson development of Sars-CoV-2 colouring sheet for online 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ed Hutchinson developed a colouring sheet of Sars-CoV-2 to add to the online resources for children and schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Emma Thomson - ITV Coronavirus Podcast "How Close are we to a Coronavirus Vaccine?" 24/5/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Emma Thomson interviewed to discus their latest vaccine trial involving volunteer healthcare workers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.itv.com/news/2020-03-19/coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know-itv-news-podcast-with-informat...
 
Description Emma Thomson BBC News Scotland Interview 10/6/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Emma Thomson interviewed on BBC News Scotland about the early COVID-19 cases in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Emma Thomson BBC Radio Scotland Interview 10/6/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Emma Thomson BBC Radio Scotland Interview discussing the early COVID-19 cases in Scotland and where they came from.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-52980669
 
Description Emma Thomson and Ana Filipe STV Interview 6/03/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Emma Thomson and Ana Filipe interviewed on STV about sequencing Scotlands COVID-19 cases.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Emma Thomson commentary for BBC News Article 10/6/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Emma Thomson gave commentary for a BBC News article on Scotlands early cases of COVID-19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-52980669
 
Description Emma Thomson, Massimo Palmarini and CVR Genomics ITV Interview 23/03/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Emma Thomson, Massimo Palmarini and CVR Genomics interviewed for ITV news about rapidly sequencing Sars-CoV-2
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.itv.com/news/2020-03-23/one-british-labs-race-to-track-the-coronavirus
 
Description GlobalHealthNOW Article - Antonia Ho 25/03/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Antonia Ho contributes to article in Global Health NOW about how health care availability and accessibility influence #COVID19 mortality rates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.globalhealthnow.org/2020-02/coronavirus-expert-reality-check#ho
 
Description Janet Scott - Channel 5 News Interview 23/6/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Janet Scott interviewed by Channel 5 News about post-covid health implications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl-fmc5OxlU
 
Description June 2020: Ana da Silva Filipe - The Naked Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ana was interviewed by the team for the podcast "The Naked Scientist"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Margaret Hosie Channel 4 News interview 27/7/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Margaret Hosie talks to Channel 4 news about her research programme that found a car infected with Sars-CoV-2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.channel4.com/news/people-with-covid-symptoms-should-limit-contact-with-their-cats-glasgo...
 
Description Massimo Palmarini - Lords Science and Technology Committee Evidence 15/6/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Massimo Palmarini gave evidence to the Lords Science and Technology Committee on immunological issues in relation to the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/749cc144-61bc-46cb-bec4-5100083a13ff
 
Description Online resource "Build a Virus - Sars-CoV-2" activity and video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Steph Rainey and her son Clark created a video showing people how to do the "Build a Virus" activity which was uploaded online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Online resource "Fight the Pandemic" board game 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Claire Donald developed a COVID-19 based snakes and ladders type game for children. This is an educational resource to each children good hygiene practice and behaviour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/events/public%20engagement/resources/
 
Description Online resource - "Bioinformatics with Bricks" developed 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sejal Modha and Richard Orton developed a Sars-CoV-2 version of their bioinformatics with bricks activity along with a demonstration video. This has been uploaded onto the website and promoted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/events/public%20engagement/resources/
 
Description Oscar MacLean Radio Clyde Interview 6/5/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Oscar MacLean interviewed about his most recent paper showing that the virus which causes COVID-19 has NOT mutated into different strains.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/RadioClydeNews/status/1258046116840574976
 
Description Pablo Murcia commentary for BBC article 27/7/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pablo Murcia gave commentary for a BBC article discussing how bad winter 20/21 could be with covid and influenza coinfection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53515077
 
Description Panel discussion University of Glasgow - Antonia Ho 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Antonia Ho part of panel discussion of University of Glasgow staff and students about coronavirus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.facebook.com/UofGlasgow/videos/1495501167292813/
 
Description UKRI Coronavirus: The Science Explained website contribution March 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Massimo Palmarini and others contributed to the UKRI's Coronavirus: The Science Explained website aiming to share trustworthy and up to date information on coronavirus in an accessible way,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://coronavirusexplained.ukri.org/en/