Scientist working in the Shattock lab on vaccine development.

We invite you to delve deeper into our work on the COVID-19 pandemic. Meet the scientists behind the disease modelling that influenced government policy worldwide, go behind the scenes of the lab developing a promising vaccine, or join our live events to ask your questions and share your own thoughts. 

Our Q&As and seminars are hosted live on YouTube and you can find the recordings below alongside short explainer videos.

Hear from our researchers

Behind the Scenes: Developing a COVID-19 vaccine

Go behind the scenes with the researchers developing a COVID-19 vaccine as they take you on a tour of their lab and chat about how their candidate vaccine works. Intrigued to hear more from researchers Anna and Paul? They recently took part in an 'Ask Me Anything' on Reddit. Find the questions and their answers here.

Researcher Anna Blakney takes us on a tour of the vaccine la

Behind the Scenes: Developing a COVID-19 vaccine

Researcher Anna Blakney takes us on a tour of the vaccine lab and introduces us to the team.

Go behind the scenes with the researchers developing a COVID-19 vaccine as they take you on a tour of their lab and chat about how their candidate vaccine works. Intrigued to hear more from researchers Anna and Paul? They recently took part in an 'Ask Me Anything' on Reddit. Find the questions and their answers here.

Be inspired by stories from the pandemic frontline.

Doctors’ notes from the COVID wards

Be inspired and humbled by medical students who joined the NHS frontline in the outbreak's peak.

Be inspired and humbled by the brave and wholly caring Imperial students who graduated early to help on the NHS frontline at the height of the pandemic in the Spring. This event took place as part of Imperial Lates Online.

Hear how the vaccine works, how it's being tested and our pl

Explainer: Imperial's COVID-19 vaccine

Hear how the vaccine works, how it's being tested and our plans to help it reach global populations.

In June 2020 we launched a clinical trial of a new COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Professor Robin Shattock, Dr Katrina Pollock and Dr David Owen explain how the vaccine works, how it’s being tested, and plans to help it reach populations around the world, if it proves to be effective in protecting people against COVID-19.

Testing is essential so we ask researchers your Qs.

Q&A: COVID-19 Testing

How is the pandemic progressing? To know, testing is essential. Here we pit your Qs to researchers.

As we cautiously seek a return to normality, understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic is progressing is essential. How many people have been infected and where? What immunity, if any, has developed? Join our researchers as we talk all things testing, from swab tests to home testing kits.

We ask your Qs to our vaccine researchers.

Q&A: Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine

Our vaccine is in human clinical trials and here we ask our vaccine researchers your Qs

Our vaccine works differently to traditional vaccines. It’s also cheap, highly scalable and could be available next year, should the current human trials succeed. But how does this work? How is it different from a normal vaccine? When might we see results? And what’s it been like working on COVID-19?

Explore the factors behind disparate COVID-19 outcomes.

Q&A: Health Inequalities and COVID-19

Explore the factors behind poorer COVID-19 outcomes experienced by Black and Asian people.

Research shows that people from Black and Asian ethnic groups are more likely to catch COVID-19 and up to twice as likely to die from the disease than their White British counterparts. Researchers posit that “historic racism and poorer experiences of healthcare or at work” could make groups less likely to ask for care or to insist on having PPE. How can we understand the full picture and tackle these inequalities?

Meet researchers using mathematics to predict the spread

Q&A: Modelling COVID-19

Meet researchers using mathematics to predict the spread of the virus.

Since the start of the new coronavirus outbreak, our researchers have been working hard to understand the epidemic. Join three researchers who've been using mathematical models to predict the spread of the virus and help us understand patterns in data that inform the outbreak response.