Researchers at the MRC Biostatistics Unit are actively engaged in the effort to understand and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of us are members of national scientific and advisory groups, and are involved in collaborations related to the outbreak in the UK, Italy and worldwide.
Using statistical modelling, analyses, and design, our researchers are providing
- estimates of key epidemic quantities
- improved understanding of COVID-19 and its effects
- support for improved management of patients and triaging of resources
- evidence for the impact of clinical interventions
Our work to tackle COVID-19 is centred around three main research areas.
These are the brilliant BSU scientists and PhD students involved in our work on COVID-19.
Daniela De Angelis, Sylvia Richardson, Brian Tom, Thomas Jaki, Stephen Burgess, Sofia Villar, Paul Kirk, Chris Wallace, Oscar Rueda, Shaun Seaman, Li Su, Anne Presanis, Robert Goudie, Chris Illingworth, Chris Jackson, Sanmitra Ghosh, Paul Birrell , Angelos Alexopoulos, Tommy Nyberg, Kevin Kunzmann, Pantelis Samartsidis, Helene Ruffieux, Martin Wiegand, Martin Law, Peter Kirwan, Joshua Blake, Andrew Manderson and Camilla Lingjaerde
BSU visiting scientists: Alice Corbella
External Groups, Collaborations, and Initiatives
- Joint Modelling Cell at Public Health England (PHE)
- Scientific Pandemic Influenza sub-group on Modelling (SPI-M)
- Royal Statistical Society COVID-19 Taskforce
- The Alan Turing Institute (ATI)
- Joint University Pandemic and Epidemic Response Modelling (JUNIPER)
- COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK)
Full list of publications about our research on COVID-19, organised by research area – COVID-19 Publications
Latest news about our work on COVID-19 – COVID-19 News