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An engineer holds up a rack of experimental coronavirus vaccine candidates

Opinion | 21 May 2020

Open access: how COVID-19 will change the way research findings are shared by Robert Kiley

During the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers and publishers have pulled together to publish their outputs at an unprecedented rate. How will this change research culture and the way findings are disseminated in future?

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News | 14 May 2020

Julia Gillard appointed as next Chair of Wellcome

Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Australia, has been appointed as the next Chair of Wellcome. She will will succeed Eliza Manningham-Buller, who is stepping down from the role in April 2021.

Logo for Wellcome Leap

News | 12 May 2020

Wellcome Leap announces leadership team

Scientists and engineers, this is our Sputnik moment. We need Apollo-like vaccine development and a new Global Health DARPA. Learn more about Wellcome Leap.

A family of three and a worker who goes door to door to screen for COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa.

Opinion | 7 May 2020

Coronavirus Global Response helped to raise billions for research. But we need more by Alex Harris

On 4 May, world leaders and health organisations pledged billions for the COVID-19 response. Alex Harris explains that urgent funding gaps remain for research.

Migrant children from the Moria camp in Lesbos island wearing masks and playing.

Opinion | 4 May 2020

5 matters of urgency for the Coronavirus Global Response Summit by Alex Harris

From access to tests, treatments and vaccines for everyone to coordinating urgent action – Alex Harris shares five key messages ahead of the Coronavirus Global Response Summit.

A researcher expresses coronavirus, Covid-19, onto surface protein, in a research lab

Opinion | 29 April 2020

COVID-19: how researchers around the world are racing to understand the virus and prevent future outbreaks by Josie Golding

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, a global community of researchers are working to find out more about the virus and assess what research needs to be done to stop it.

Collage of photos of four children and an illustration of a micro-patch in the background.

News | 27 April 2020

The future of vaccines: three innovations from around the world

To stop outbreaks of new diseases like COVID-19, or of known ones, like measles and polio, we must support and invest in vaccines.

Scientist working in a lab.

Opinion | 24 April 2020

Why the world needs $8 billion now to get us to COVID-Zero by Jeremy Farrar

Only when we have tools to detect, treat and prevent coronavirus disease everywhere, will we be able to stop the pandemic. Developing these tools requires new global partnerships and cooperation.

A healthcare worker gives a man an Ebola vaccination

Opinion | 24 April 2020

Developing a vaccine for COVID-19: what can we learn from past outbreaks? by Charlie Weller

Vaccines are one of our most powerful health tools. Here’s some of the lessons we’ve learned about the development and use of vaccines from past outbreaks.

A biologist takes coronavirus DNA sample from the freezer.

Explainer | 22 April 2020

How can we develop a COVID-19 vaccine quickly?

A COVID-19 vaccine would be an incredibly powerful tool to slow down the coronavirus pandemic. How do we develop one in record time?

The letter X on top of a coronavirus, next to the word COVID and number zero.

Opinion | 20 April 2020

COVID-Zero: how businesses can play a critical role in bringing the coronavirus pandemic to an end by Mark Henderson

By fully funding research and development for COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccines we can reach COVID-Zero – no preventable deaths, no further lockdowns, no more disruption.