July 23rd, 2020 | 34 mins 58 secs
biobank, coronavirus, covid, covid19, genetics, medical research, medicine, research
Professor Sir Rory Collins, Founder and Chief Executive of the UK Biobank, talks to us this week about the origins of this world-changing project that has catalysed a wave of new discoveries in large part by levelling playing field in data access.
Ep 39 How hundreds of scientists from 50 nations are collaborating on Slack to study genetics & COVID19 with Dr Andrea Ganna
July 9th, 2020 | 41 mins 56 secs
covid, covid 19, genetics, research, researchers, virus
Andrea Ganna has been leading COVID19HG, a worldwide effort to understand the role that our genetics plays in COVID-19 infection and severity. In this episode, we discuss some of the group's findings so far and the origins of this initiative, which has now attracted hundreds of researchers from over 50 nations.
June 10th, 2020 | 44 mins 21 secs
coronavirus, covid, covid19, medical research, medicine, research
This week, we look at some of the dramatic changes in the field of medical research as a result of COVID19 making it unsafe for people to visit medical research facilities, and medical professional's time and efforts being redirected to fighting the new virus.