Imperial College London

Peter Openshaw - Professor of Experimental Medicine

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Senior Consul, Professor of Experimental Medicine



+44 (0)20 7594 3854p.openshaw Website CV




Ms Gale Lewis +44 (0)20 7594 0944




353Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus






BibTex format

author = {Auffray, C and Balling, R and Blomberg, N and Bonaldo, MC and Boutron, B and Brahmachari, S and Bréchot, C and Cesario, A and Chen, S-J and Clément, K and Danilenko, D and Di, Meglio A and Gelemanovi, A and Goble, C and Gojobori, T and Goldman, JD and Goldman, M and Guo, Y-K and Heath, J and Hood, L and Hunter, P and Jin, L and Kitano, H and Knoppers, B and Lancet, D and Larue, C and Lathrop, M and Laville, M and Lindner, AB and Magnan, A and Metspalu, A and Morin, E and Ng, LFP and Nicod, L and Noble, D and Nottale, L and Nowotny, H and Ochoa, T and Okeke, IN and Oni, T and Openshaw, P and Oztürk, M and Palkonen, S and Paweska, JT and Pison, C and Polymeropoulos, MH and Pristipino, C and Protzer, U and Roca, J and Rozman, D and Santolini, M and Sanz, F and Scambia, G and Segal, E and Serageldin, I and Soares, MB and Sterk, P and Sugano, S and Superti-Furga, G and Supple, D and Tegner, J and Uhlen, M and Urbani, A and Valencia, A and Valentini, V and van, der Werf S and Vinciguerra, M },
doi = {10.12688/f1000research.26098.1},
journal = {F1000Research},
pages = {1130--1130},
title = {COVID-19 and beyond: a call for action and audacious solidarity to all the citizens and nations, it is humanity’s fight},
url = {},
volume = {9},
year = {2020}

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AB - <ns4:p><ns4:bold>Background</ns4:bold>: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) belongs to a subgroup of coronaviruses rampant in bats for centuries. It caused the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Most patients recover, but a minority of severe cases experience acute respiratory distress or an inflammatory storm devastating many organs that can lead to patient death. The spread of SARS-CoV-2 was facilitated by the increasing intensity of air travel, urban congestion and human contact during the past decades. Until therapies and vaccines are available, tests for virus exposure, confinement and distancing measures have helped curb the pandemic.</ns4:p><ns4:p> <ns4:bold>Vision</ns4:bold>: The COVID-19 pandemic calls for safeguards and remediation measures through a systemic response. Self-organizing initiatives by scientists and citizens are developing an advanced collective intelligence response to the coronavirus crisis. Their integration forms Olympiads of Solidarity and Health. Their ability to optimize our response to COVID-19 could serve as a model to trigger a global metamorphosis of our societies with far-reaching consequences for attacking fundamental challenges facing humanity in the 21<ns4:sup>st</ns4:sup> century.</ns4:p><ns4:p> <ns4:bold>Mission</ns4:bold>: For COVID-19 and these other challenges, there is no alternative but action. Meeting in Paris in 2003, we set out to "rethink research to understand life and improve health." We have formed an international coalition of academia and industry ecosystems taking a systems medicine approach to understanding COVID-19 by thoroughly characterizing viruses, patients and populations during the pandemic, using openly shared tools. All results will be publicly available with no initial claims for intellectual property rights. This World Alliance
AU - Auffray,C
AU - Balling,R
AU - Blomberg,N
AU - Bonaldo,MC
AU - Boutron,B
AU - Brahmachari,S
AU - Bréchot,C
AU - Cesario,A
AU - Chen,S-J
AU - Clément,K
AU - Danilenko,D
AU - Di,Meglio A
AU - Gelemanovi,A
AU - Goble,C
AU - Gojobori,T
AU - Goldman,JD
AU - Goldman,M
AU - Guo,Y-K
AU - Heath,J
AU - Hood,L
AU - Hunter,P
AU - Jin,L
AU - Kitano,H
AU - Knoppers,B
AU - Lancet,D
AU - Larue,C
AU - Lathrop,M
AU - Laville,M
AU - Lindner,AB
AU - Magnan,A
AU - Metspalu,A
AU - Morin,E
AU - Nicod,L
AU - Noble,D
AU - Nottale,L
AU - Nowotny,H
AU - Ochoa,T
AU - Okeke,IN
AU - Oni,T
AU - Openshaw,P
AU - Oztürk,M
AU - Palkonen,S
AU - Paweska,JT
AU - Pison,C
AU - Polymeropoulos,MH
AU - Pristipino,C
AU - Protzer,U
AU - Roca,J
AU - Rozman,D
AU - Santolini,M
AU - Sanz,F
AU - Scambia,G
AU - Segal,E
AU - Serageldin,I
AU - Soares,MB
AU - Sterk,P
AU - Sugano,S
AU - Superti-Furga,G
AU - Supple,D
AU - Tegner,J
AU - Uhlen,M
AU - Urbani,A
AU - Valencia,A
AU - Valentini,V
AU - van,der Werf S
AU - Vinciguerra,M
AU - Wolkenhauer,O
AU - Wouters,E
DO - 10.12688/f1000research.26098.1
EP - 1130
PY - 2020///
SP - 1130
TI - COVID-19 and beyond: a call for action and audacious solidarity to all the citizens and nations, it is humanity’s fight
T2 - F1000Research
UR -
VL - 9
ER -