COVID-19 Research and News from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

From virology to immunology our researchers are continuing to contribute to the global effort to counter the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects. Our staff and students have also supported the NHS by volunteering their time to fight the outbreak, and through Birmingham Health Partners across the wider West Midlands region, we are mobilised on several fronts to stop the virus and save lives.

Our research updates on how COVID-19 affects pregnant women


Major £2.2m research project aims to improve treatment and understanding of Long COVID


The University of Birmingham has received £2.2m in government funding to improve the treatment, causes and symptoms of so-called Long COVID in non-hospitalised patients.

Latest updates

30 June 2020

Where we stand with antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2

Professor of Immunology and Director of the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy comments on a recent Cochrane review discussing antibody tests for identification of current and past infection with SARS-CoV-2.

10 June 2020

First drugs announced in major COVID-19 drugs trial

Two UK drugs companies will be the first to partner with the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford as part of a major new UK drugs trial to test potential therapeutics to treat patients hospitalised with COVID-19.

29 May 2020

Blog: How to stay productive during lockdown

During this period of uncertainty, we spoke to some of our researchers in a series of blog posts to find out what it's like to be a scientist and working from home.

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Our incredible students WHO ralliED against the pandemic IN 2020

Members of the Helping Hands group updates us on how they have been helping NHS workers during the pandemic

Find out how the University continues to come together to fight COVID-19

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