PLuS partner universities' response to COVID-19 (2)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

King’s College London, Arizona State University and UNSW Sydney continue to work at the forefront of COVID-19 research.  While directing many resources into combating the pandemic, research as the varied list of links below shows, is also being carried out on topics such as genomes, digital transportation, the diagnosis of congenital heart disease, misinformation and food security.

We also celebrate recognition for the work of outstanding academics past and present at the PLuS Alliance partner universities. 

 

UNSW Sydney - Genomic leaders collaborate to create Australia’s first national COVID-19 tracking system

https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/health/genomic-leaders-collaborate-create-australia%e2%80%99s-first-national-covid-19-tracking-system

 

UNSW and Cisco announce Research Chair in Digital Transport

https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/general/unsw-and-cisco-announce-research-chair-digital-transport

 

ASU - College of Health Solutions kicks off fall series with talk about COVID-19 testing and clinical care with Associate Professor Matthew Scotch, PLuS Alliance Fellow

https://asunow.asu.edu/20200918-solutions-bench-bedside-covid-19-era?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=asu&utm_term=8e3395d8-d141-49ee-97bc-2a53bb430089&utm_campaign=ASU  

 

King’s College London - Coronavirus and conspiracies: how the far right is exploiting the pandemic

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/coronavirus-and-conspiracies-how-the-far-right-is-exploiting-the-pandemic

 

UNSW - Seven talented UNSW researchers including PLuS Alliance Fellow Professor Raina MacIntyre have been named as finalists in the 2020 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, Australia's most high-profile science awards.

https://kirby.unsw.edu.au/news/kirby-institute-researchers-recognised-eureka-prize-finalists

 

ASU - Scientists Share Findings of COVID-19 Genomic Research

https://www.flagstaffbusinessnews.com/scientists-share-findings-of-covid-19-genomic-research/

 

ASU receives $4.7 million to deploy COVID-19 tests to underserved communities in Arizona assisted by the work of Professor Flavio Marsiglia - PLuS Alliance Fellow

https://www.newswise.com/coronavirus/arizona-state-university-researchers-awarded-4-7m-by-nih-to-expand-covid-19-testing-in-underserved-arizona-communities/?article_id=739052&ta=home

 

ASU researchers receive $6 million state contract to develop rapid, 20-minute COVID-19 saliva test

https://asunow.asu.edu/20200924-arizona-impact-asu-researchers-receive-6-million-state-contract-develop-rapid-20-minute-covid-19

 

UNSW Google’s former top quantum scientist Prof John Martinis, joins Australian startup, partly funded by UNSW and led by Prof Michele Simmons

https://www.innovationaus.com/ex-google-quantum-chief-joins-simmons-silicon-startup/

 

King’s   New method for in utero 4D imaging of baby hearts may aid diagnosis of congenital heart disease

https://www.newswise.com/articles/new-method-for-in-utero-4d-imaging-of-baby-hearts-may-aid-diagnosis-of-congenital-heart-disease

 

King’s  'Long Covid': Why are some people not recovering?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54296223

 

ASU – Library data and analytics unit produces ‘Misinfo Weekly’ making sense out of the deluge of information on our news platforms

https://asunow.asu.edu/20201006-solutions-podcast-helps-make-sense-nonsensical-time

 

UNSW Sydney and University of California, Davis partner to feed a growing population

https://www.miragenews.com/unsw-sydney-and-university-of-california-davis-partner-to-feed-a-growing-population/

 

King’s Alumni Roger Penrose and Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez win Nobel Prize for Physics

https://physicsworld.com/a/roger-penrose-reinhard-genzel-and-andrea-ghez-bag-the-nobel-prize-for-physics/

 

Contact Bisi Olulode, Communications Officer Olabisi.olulode@plusalliance.org