Research project using real-time COVID-19 data to track the pandemic in Scotland

New research is using real-time data to track the COVID-19 pandemic as it happens across Scotland. The Early Pandemic Evaluation and Enhanced Surveillance of COVID-19 (EAVE-II), funded by the Medical Research Council, Research and Innovation Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, the …

29th September 2021 | Covid-19


Research team looking at the use of UVC light to kill viruses

New research is analysing the use of UVC light to see if it can prevent the transmission of airborne viruses. The project was awarded an Innovate UK Grant of £296,000 to investigate the safety and efficacy of UVC light.    …

9th June 2021 | igh


Supporting doctors’ wellbeing during COVID-19 and beyond

COVID-19 has brought disruption, uncertainty and increased pressure on frontline workers – most notably doctors and nurses who are dealing with an influx of patients and a seemingly never-ending caseload. Researchers at Aberdeen, St. Andrews, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and NES …

10th May 2021 | Covid-19


Clinical skills training finds a way to adapt with PPE for students

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt widespread leading to many industries having to completely transform the way they deliver services. Medical education has also undergone a significant transformation to adapt to current restrictions while still delivering the same quality …

26th April 2021 | Covid-19


St Andrews academic co-opted to support UK Covid-19 response

Dr Muge Cevik from the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews has been appointed to support the UK Government’s scientific advisory group. She has been co-opted to NERVTAG (New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group) as a …

11th November 2020 | Covid-19


Reopening Primary Schools during the Pandemic

It is inexcusable to open nonessential services for adults this summer if it forces students to remain at home even part-time this fall.   As communities and families navigate the complicated issues around reopening schools, experts argue that children returning …

11th August 2020 | Covid-19


Unlocking the spread of Covid-19

Medical scientists at the University of St Andrews have joined forces with data scientists Blue Hat Associates to further medical research and understanding about the spread of Covid-19 within the community. How Covid-19 spreads within the community and individual households remains …

11th June 2020 | Covid-19


Scottish experts help fight Covid-19 in Uganda

Dr Derek Sloan is working closely with colleagues at the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, in order to develop a series of adverts and programmes for Ugandan television about Covid-19.  These broadcasts are being transmitted on …

3rd June 2020 | Covid-19


Funding awarded from the CSO for research into Covid-19

Researchers from the School of Medicine have been awarded funding from the Government’s Chief Scientist Office following their funding call for for Scottish-led rapid research in Covid-19.   Dr Ruth Bowness will lead Multiscale mathematical model to simulate Covid-19 infection, …

30th April 2020 | Covid-19


Covid-19 – Ask the experts

During April and May 2020, ‘three ask the expert’ sessions were held for staff to answer their queries on Covid-19. These were introduced by Prof Stephen Gethins. The panel included Prof Stephen Gillespie and Dr Devesh Dhasmana from the division …

20th April 2020 | Covid-19