UofG to lead national surveillance programme for mosquitoes and their pathogens in wake of climate change
Thu, 20 Apr 2023 08:00:00 BST
The University of Glasgow – in collaboration with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) – has been awarded a £1.25m grant aimed at improving our understanding of how climate change could increase the risk of mosquito-borne disease in Scotland, and enhance our preparedness.
Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:15:00 GMT
Scientists looking at the evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have found that since December 2019 – and for the first 11 months of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic – there has been very little ‘important’ genetic change observed in the hundreds of thousands of sequenced virus genomes.
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:00:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow is furthering its long-term commitment to working with organisations in Malawi with the establishment of an interdisciplinary collaboration network, bringing together colleges from across the University
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 15:55:47 BST
The University of Glasgow is joining a global five-year program to understand and address threats posed by zoonotic viral diseases that can “spill over” from animals to humans, such as SARS-CoV-2, in an effort to reduce risk of infection, amplification, and spread.
Community led response to COVID-19 in Colombia
- Schistosoma mansoni infection intensity and associated morbidity, and their impact on health related quality of life; The Royal Society, £133k (2023-25).
- A One-Health Partnership to Enhance Integrated Surveillance Towards Rabies Control and Elimination in Nigeria; Medical Research Foundation, £12k (2023).
- AI-MIRS: An Online Platform for Malaria Vector Surveillance in Africa using Artificial Intelligence and Mosquito InfraRed Spectroscopy; The Royal Society, £29k (2022-23).
- Epidemiology meets biotechnology:preventing viral emergence from bats; Wellcome Trust, £36k (2022-25).
- Unravelling mechanisms of stage conversion in malaria parasites; Wellcome Trust, £1.9million (2022-27).
- Pioneering UofG researcher recognised by Royal Society of Edinburgh
- Six UofG academics recognised in Queen's birthday honours
- UofG part of new UK Coronavirus immunology consortium to address key unanswered questions about immunity and COVID-19
- Researchers identify evolutionary origins of SARS-COV-2
- Scientists identify cat infected with SARS-COV-2 in the UK
- Malaria mosquito research could provide new control tools
- Risk of viruses emerging in humans may not depend on their animal host
- Rabies shows how scale of transmission can enable acute infections to persist at low prevalence, Science (2022)
- Zoonotic causes of febrile illness in malaria endemic countries: a systematic review. Science Direct (2020)
- Evolutionary origins of the SARS-CoV-2 sarbecovirus lineage responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature Microbiology (2020)
- A microsporidian impairs Plasmodium falciparum transmission in Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes. Nature (2020)
- Viral zoonotic risk is homogenous among taxonomic orders of mammalian and avian reservoir hosts. PNAS (2020)
Glasgow is an international leader in One Health research.
We seek to improve human and animal health by addressing questions that arise as a result of the many and diverse interdependencies between these two domains.
One Health approaches cannot be confined to the study of either human or veterinary medicine, or even to a combination of the two. Instead, the effective resolution of health questions depends critically on understanding the complex biological and social, economic, political and environmental contexts in which those questions are embedded. With the growing recognition of the importance of multimorbidity, this area of research has expanded to include the study of interactions between infectious and non-communicable disease.
These complex issues are most powerfully addressed through interdisciplinary collaborations. At Glasgow, researchers from human and veterinary clinical medicine are closely integrated with life scientists, and interface with social and physical scientists to deliver world-changing research. We work both across the Global South with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Tanzania and Malawi, and in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Our collaborations have made a significant impact on key national, global health and veterinary agendas.