Coronavirus Research Fundraising Campaign

We are on the front line in the fight against Covid-19. Your donation, whatever its size, will help.

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At the University of Dundee, we are on the front line in the fight against Covid-19. Your donation, whatever its size, will help. As society takes small careful steps to recover and return to some kind of normality, our science can’t stand still. Your donation will help ongoing research - the results of which will have a long-lasting impact on the health and well-being of our communities. We must ensure we never have to endure the painful separation from loved ones and sacrifice of our day-to-day lives again.

You can support the Coronavirus Research Campaign by making a donation online. You can also extend your support by setting up a monthly, quarterly or annual Direct Debit online (ensuring you select "Coronavirus Campaign" from the drop-down menu).

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Your donations have enabled two vital Covid-19 studies to proceed

Two important projects dedicated to understanding Covid-19 have been given funding thanks to public donations towards coronavirus research taking place here at the University of Dundee.

Researchers were recently invited to apply for funds to help them react quickly to emerging concepts and discoveries. As a result, two top scientists have been awarded £32,000 each towards their research which will transform Covid-19 patient care and public health policy in the future.

Professor James Chalmers, one of the country’s foremost authorities on lung conditions and based in the University of Dundee School of Medicine was one of the successful recipients. A simple blood test to identify patients at increased risk of death from Covid-19 could be a step closer thanks to the funding he has received. You can read more about his work here.

Dr Charis Marwick, an expert in infectious diseases at the University’s School of Medicine was the second successful recipient. Her study will examine the disproportionate impact the virus had on care homes. Read about her research here.

The Coronavirus Research Fundraising Campaign was established early in the pandemic to assist the scientific community with its research into the disease. Our scientists still urgently need access to fast funding to be able to react quickly to ongoing opportunities in a fast-changing environment.

At the University of Dundee, we immediately responded to the significant challenges presented by the coronavirus (Covid-19). Researchers in our Schools of Life Sciences and Medicine are working to understand the virus better, to help develop effective testing, to contribute to the global search for a vaccine and to improve outcomes for those affected locally.

Our work has been recognised as excellent and has attracted funding from the Chief Scientist’s Office, the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, amongst other key research funding institutes.

We greatly appreciate the help received from funders. You can also boost this work to progress further and faster. Donations from the public allow our scientists to be nimble by having the funds to follow emerging concepts and ideas quickly, in the pursuit of a breakthrough in the fight against this novel coronavirus and future viruses.

As our communities take small careful steps to recover and return to some kind of normality, our science can’t standstill. Your donation, whatever its size, will help ongoing research - the results of which will have a long-lasting impact on society. We must ensure we never have to endure the painful separation from loved ones and sacrifice of our day-to-day lives again.

Thank you.

“We are delighted to be able to support the University of Dundee Coronavirus Research Fundraising Campaign. We strongly believe that research is the only way to protect people from Covid-19. The medical community has never faced a more urgent need for research than the unprecedented situation we face today.  We know that scientists here in Dundee have the skills and expertise to improve outcomes and deliver results for our local communities and we are privileged to be able to help progress this vital research further and faster.”

The Trustees, Northwood Charitable Trust, the associated charity of the Thomson family

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View New Coronavirus Toolkit allows for ‘open access’ of antibodies and genetic tools to further global research into Covid-19 variants

Press Release

An international consortium, led by scientists in Scotland, have devised a Coronavirus Toolkit which gives researchers from across the world open access to a wide range of materials to further Covid-19 research.

Published on 25 February 2021