Liverpool to host top UK pandemic scientists this September

Scientists talk to one another

Some of the UK’s top pandemic scientists will gather this September for a two-day meeting hosted by The Pandemic Institute. The UK Pandemic Sciences Network Meeting will take place on the 5th and 6th September 2023 at the Spine.

The UK Pandemic Sciences Network (UKPSN) brings together leading universities and pandemic science research teams to support the delivery of the 100 days mission and improve pandemic preparedness both in the UK and globally. The ultimate purpose of the network is to help protect people and society from epidemic and pandemic infectious diseases through scientific discovery and innovation.

As well as talks on recent responses to diseases such as flu and monkey pox, the meeting will  explore topics such as how we effectively communicate about research during a pandemic. The BBC’s Fergus Walsh will be speaking alongside representatives from across the network, including the University of Liverpool’s Professor Calum Semple. There will also be a session exploring how Liverpool engaged with its civic, industry and clinical partners in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

Member organisations of the UKPSN include; University of Oxford, University of Warwick, University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, University of Cambridge, Imperial University, The Francis Crick Institute, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Registration for the event is now open, and costs £100 for the two full days or £50 for students. Registration includes a drinks reception on the 12th floor of the Spine building. Register here: The Pandemic Institute | University of Liverpool

More about The Pandemic Institute

The Pandemic Institute’s mission is to protect the world from emerging infections and future pandemic threats is a global organisation created to prepare the world for future pandemics.

Launched in 2021, the Institute is formed of seven founding partners: The University of Liverpool (Host organisation), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool City Council, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Liverpool University Hospital Foundation Trust, and Knowledge Quarter Liverpool.

The Pandemic Institute provides comprehensive end-to-end capabilities across the pandemic lifecycle to accelerate the global response to current and future emerging infections and future pandemic threats, producing high impact outputs applicable to individuals, businesses and governments, businesses, and individuals globally locally nationally and internationally.