Tackling emerging infections and pandemic threats

From predicting to recovering, we provide a comprehensive response to emerging infections and pandemic threats

Established in 2021, The Pandemic Institute is a unique collaboration of academic, health and civic partners in Liverpool with extensive national and international collaborations. The Pandemic Institute builds on Liverpool’s work leading the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections (since 2014) which was at the forefront of the UK research response to Ebola, Zika and Covid-19.

Launched with an initial donation of £10m in 2021, within 18 months The Pandemic Institute raised £25m in philanthropic, commercial and UK government support, with a target of £250m by 2026. The Pandemic Institute investigators have research income from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the NIHR, Wellcome, Gates Foundation, and other funders.

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