The overarching aim of the HPRU is to support and strengthen PHE in its role of protecting England from emerging and zoonotic infections. By bringing together internationally leading researchers at the University of Liverpool (UoL), University of Oxford, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and PHE, we exploit the synergy, world-class facilities, and breadth and depth in relevant research between these institutions.


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HPRU-2 Research Retreat
Researchers from Public Health England, The University of Oxford, The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and The University of Liverpool came together as the four new partners of the HPRU-2 in EZI unit last month at a research retreat devoted to considering in finer detail the projects outlined in our HPRU proposal.

Posted on: 29/03/2020

Julian Hiscox appears on BBC news
HPRU Theme Leader, Julian Hiscox appears on BBC News to discuss his teams work on the Coronavirus using the MinION handheld sequencer.

Posted on: 09/03/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what it is and how the University is responding
Professor Calum Semple, a Professor in Child Health and Outbreak Medicine at the University and a Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, explains more about COVID-19 and what it means for us.

Posted on: 28/02/2020

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