April 5, 2020
University of Kent is providing hospitals with resources to help fight Covid-19
The University of Kent is supporting the hospitals in Kent hospitals to enable them to increase the number of Covid-19 tests that can be carried out on a daily basis.
The University’s School of Biosciences will be lending specialist molecular biology equipment to boost the capacity in NHS laboratories to carry out more tests for Covid-19 and detect infected samples. In addition to this, over 30 academics, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students from the School of Biosicences have volunteered to help perform testing at hospitals Kent.
Head of the School of Biosciences, Professor Dan Mulvihill, explains, “We are in a privileged position to help the NHS and offer resource to help fight this virus. Our volunteers will use their skills to work alongside NHS workers during this time of need and hope to make a difference.”
Program Director for Biomedical Science with School of Biosciences, Dr Jill Shepherd, says, “The first thing we wanted to do was to see how we could best support our NHS colleagues. It is a great opportunity for our academics, researchers and students to utilise their molecular biology skills to make a difference here and now.”
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Content added on 5th April 2020.
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