Andrew Davidson, Chris Helps, Adam Finn, Alice Halliday, Dek Woolfson, Cat Hyams and Steve Harper et al.
The work: PCR-based and serological testing for infection and immune response. Testing for the virus and for antibodies, including; the need for expanded capacity, the need for improved methodologies and performance and understanding protection. This testing will show the value in epidemiological and natural history research, and the value in operational planning. The BADASS team are working on sensing COVID-19 infection in urine.
Links: PHE, Langford Vets, SAGE, WHO, ALSPAC, AvonCAP, BBI, BrisSynBio, Bristol Biobank and DISCOVER
Funding: EBI Rapid Response, DARO funding for essential equipment, BBSRC, BrisSynBio