The Pandemic Institute is positioned to leverage existing capabilities and assets to better prepare the world for emerging infections and pandemics

The Pandemic Institute is headquartered in Liverpool, a city at the leading edge of innovative public health responses, and with a rich history of infectious diseases research. During COVID-19 the city of Liverpool’s civic leadership, academic institutions and health infrastructure combined powerfully on testing, vaccine development and re-opening society safely. The collaboration led to the most agile public health response seen across the nation. The Pandemic Institute is the next stage in this journey.

We are proud to have Innova Medical Group, Inc., with its deep expertise in testing, unique offerings in diagnostic medical devices and services that help tackle some of the world’s most challenging healthcare problems, as a founding patron of the Institute.

Our priorities

“Working across five research themes, The Pandemic Institute brings together biomedical and health researchers, data scientists and modellers, plus behavioural and communication experts to tackle  emerging infections and future pandemic threats, thus improving health and welfare, bringing economic benefits and delivering policy impacts.”

Professor Tom Solomon CBE FRCP FMedSci
Director of The Pandemic Institute

  • Predict

    which pathogens might emerge

  • Prepare

    for likely threats

  • Prevent

    them from spreading globally

  • Respond

    through clinical & behavioural interventions

  • Recover

    helping society open and operate fully

Adapt and Translate

In 'peacetime', exploit, adapt and reuse the Institute’s knowledge and know-how for related challenges in infectious diseases

  • Health and welfare

  • Business and economics

  • Policy and impact

Founding partners

  • Liverpool City Council is the governing body for the city of Liverpool in Merseyside, England. It consists of 85 councillors for 64 wards.

  • The University of Liverpool is a public research university based in the city of Liverpool, England. Founded as a college in 1881, it gained its Royal Charter in 1903 with the ability to award degrees and is also known to be one of the six original ‘red brick’ civic universities.

  • The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine was established in 1898 and it was the first institution in the world dedicated to research and teaching in tropical medicine.

  • Liverpool John Moores University is a public research university in the city of Liverpool, England. The university can trace its origins to the Liverpool Mechanics’ School of Arts, established in 1823.

  • Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the newly merged Trust responsible for managing Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

  • The Liverpool City Region is a combined authority region of England, centred on Liverpool, incorporating the local authority district boroughs of Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral.

  • KQ Liverpool is a 450-acre innovation district at the heart of Liverpool City Centre which is home to some of the world’s most influential names in science, health, technology, education, music and the creative and performing arts.

Founding patron


Innova Medical Group, Inc. delivers better global health outcomes with its deep expertise in testing, unique offerings in diagnostic medical devices and services that help tackle some of the world’s most challenging healthcare problems. Innova specializes in innovative screening, testing and diagnostics for cancer, heart disease, arterial calcification, stroke and virus detection focused on infectious disease. In response to the global pandemic, Innova developed an end-to-end ecosystem of rapid diagnostic and screening tests, along with digital reporting and tracing applications to help organizations manage the COVID-19 crisis.