The UK Pandemic Sciences Network
Purpose of the UK Pandemic Sciences Network
The UK’s science and innovation led approach to COVID-19 has delivered major national and global benefits at record speed. This has leveraged expertise and capabilities from across a wide range of leading UK universities, academic institutions, and life science companies. To build upon this and improve responsiveness to future pandemic risks we are forming a UK Pandemic Sciences Network.
The UK Pandemic Sciences Network (UKPSN) brings together the UK’s leading universities and pandemic science research teams to support the delivery of the 100 days mission and improve pandemic preparedness both in the UK and globally. The ultimate purpose of the network is to help protect people and society from epidemic and pandemic infectious diseases through scientific discovery and innovation.
The UK Pandemic Sciences Network will focus on building collaboration and prioritisation across the UK to ensure impact in strategically important areas, guided by the overarching framework of the 100 days mission to respond to future pandemic threats.
In addition, the Network will:
• Support the UK pandemic sciences community to establish more connections and enhance collaboration, both directly and with other related disciplines.
• Act as a convening body and focal point for academic interaction with HM Government, the UK Health Security Agency and industry.
The Pandemic Institute will be hosting the UK Pandemic Sciences Network Meeting on 5-6 September 2023 at The Spine, Liverpool.
The meeting is open to all researchers working on emerging infections or pandemic threats.
For hotel bookings, we recommend Novotel Paddington Village which is adjacent to the conference facilities. For delegate rates, please call 0161 245 6697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ‘The Pandemic Institute’.
For more information on the meeting and the network, please email email@example.com.
Cambridge: Sharon Peacock, Derek Smith
Crick: Steve Gamblin
Edinburgh: Moira Whyte, Kenneth Baillie
Glasgow: Massimo Palmarini
Imperial: Wendy Barclay, Paul Kellam, Azra Ghani, Graham Cooke
LSHTM: Graham Medley, John Edmunds
Liverpool: Tom Solomon, Matthew Baylis, Calum Semple, David Lalloo, Emily Adams
Oxford: Peter Horby, Sarah Gilbert, Miles Carrol, David Bartle
Warwick: Matthew Keeling