We are unique in our partnership between civic, academic and health institutions

Getting it right for the next pandemic means building sustainable partnerships and infrastructure now. We work with academics from across the academic lifecycle, alongside civic organisations and the NHS to ensure what we do is fit for purpose. We are keen to hear from you, whether you are form industry, government, academic or any of the myriad of organisations who are preparing society for the next pandemic.

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Why Liverpool?


Liverpool has extensive and world-leading expertise in pandemic research. The city is unique within the Higher Education ecosystem in the UK with medical, veterinary, public health, tropical medicine and behavioural science schools that network across Health & Life Science clusters in KQ Liverpool, Daresbury and Alderley Park.


Liverpool pioneered innovative approaches during the Covid-19 pandemic, including a whole city community testing pilot as well as hosting large-scale pilot events on behalf of the Government that provided evidence of how to safely reopen important sectors of the economy. Our city worked together to help our communities tackle the pandemic and develop Liverpool’s reputation as a leader in pandemic management and resilience.


Liverpool has a critical mass of civic organisations and HEIs acting as one system, leveraging their collective infrastructure to enable research across the pandemic lifecycle. It is also home to one of only five High Consequences Infectious Disease Units in the UK and hosts the Center for Global Vaccine Research, as well as a global biobank hub which can be leveraged and scaled rapidly.

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