In 2020, the Barclay lab responded to the pandemic by pivoting from influenza to study the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Our research on SARS-CoV-2 includes basic virology, serology, immunology and environmental sampling. This is a brief list of the lab's coronavirus papers and media appearances. The lab has been part of the REACT study. We tested if swimming pool water inactivates SARS-CoV-2. We're sending out variants as part of the G2P consortium.
SARS-CoV-2 one year on: evidence for ongoing viral adaptation
Thomas P. Peacock, Rebekah Penrice-Randal, Julian A. Hiscox, Wendy S. Barclay
Journal of General Virology
Increased transmission of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 (VOC 2020212/01) is not accounted for by a replicative advantage in primary airway cells or antibody escape
Jonathan C Brown*, Daniel H Goldhill*, Jie Zhou*, Thomas P Peacock, Rebecca Frise, Niluka Goonawardane, Laury Baillon, Ruthiran Kugathasan, Andreia Pinto, Paul F McKay, Jack Hassard, Maya Moshe, Aran Singanayagam, Thomas Burgoyne, Wendy S Barclay, ATACCC Investigators, PHE Virology Consortium - *Co-first author
The furin cleavage site of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is a key determinant for transmission due to enhanced replication in airway cells
Thomas P Peacock*, Daniel H Goldhill*, Jie Zhou*, Laury Baillon*, Rebecca Frise*, Olivia C Swann, Ruthiran Kugathasan, Rebecca Penn, Jonathan C Brown, Raul Y Sanchez-David, Luca Braga, Maia Kavanagh Williamson, Jack A Hassard, Ecco Staller, Brian Hanley, Michael Osborn, Mauro Giacca, Andrew D Davidson, David A Matthews, Wendy S Barclay - *Co-first author
Clinical and laboratory evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 lateral flow assays for use in a national COVID-19 seroprevalence survey
Barnaby Flower, Jonathan C Brown, Bryony Simmons, Maya Moshe, Rebecca Frise, Rebecca Penn, Ruthiran Kugathasan, Claire Petersen, Anna Daunt, Deborah Ashby, Steven Riley, Christina Joanne Atchison, Graham P Taylor, Sutha Satkunarajah, Lenny Naar, Robert Klaber, Anjna Badhan, Carolina Rosadas, Maryam Khan, Natalia Fernandez, Macià Sureda-Vives, Hannah M Cheeseman, Jessica O'Hara, Gianluca Fontana, Scott J C Pallett, Michael Rayment, Rachael Jones, Luke S P Moore, Myra O McClure, Peter Cherepanov, Richard Tedder, Hutan Ashrafian, Robin Shattock, Helen Ward, Ara Darzi, Paul Elliot, Wendy S Barclay, Graham S Cooke
Investigating SARS-CoV-2 surface and air contamination in an acute healthcare setting during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in London
Self-amplifying RNA SARS-CoV-2 lipid nanoparticle vaccine candidate induces high neutralizing antibody titers in mice
Paul F. McKay, Kai Hu, Anna K. Blakney, Karnyart Samnuan, Jonathan C. Brown, Rebecca Penn, Jie Zhou, Clément R. Bouton, Paul Rogers, Krunal Polra, Paulo J. C. Lin, Christopher Barbosa, Ying K. Tam, Wendy S. Barclay & Robin J. Shattock
ACE2: The Only Thing That Matters?
Raul Y. Sanchez-David, Olivia C. Swann, Thomas P. Peacock & Wendy S. Barclay
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
The Dynamics of Humoral Immune Responses Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection and the Potential for Reinfection
Paul Kellam and Wendy Barclay
Journal of General Virology
Jie tested samples from TfL to show that SARS-CoV-2 is not found on surfaces on the tube or buses. BBC
Rebecca and Wendy are featured as taking part in Imperial's COVID-19 response for International Women's Day. Read about them here.
Wendy is quoted in the New Scientist on why children get less ill from the coronavirus.
As the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak continues apace, Wendy updates on what we know about the novel Coronavirus for the BMJ. Watch here.
Wendy discussing the current state of play with the novel coronavirus on Health Check on the BBC World Service. Listen here.