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JUNIPER members recognised for their work on SPI-M-O during COVID-19 Pandemic

JUNIPER members along with the other participants of SPI-M-O have been awarded the prestigious Weldon Memorial Prize for their epidemiological modelling work that supported the policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Weldon Prize is awarded by the University of Oxford annually for “ noteworthy contributions to the...

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What will happen with COVID-19 in Autumn-Winter 2021/22?

The extent of COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations & deaths over winter 2021/22 crucially depends on the extent of waning immunity and behaviour changes such as return-to-work, new modelling work from JUNIPER consortium has shown. Two reports published last week by SAGE from JUNIPER consortium members at the University of...

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JUNIPER Members recogonised in Queen's Birthday Honours List 2021

Congratulations to JUNIPER members Professor Matt Keeling and Dr Ellen Brooks-Pollock who have been awarded OBEs for their services to Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies during the COVID-19 response. Professor Matt Keeling, from University of Warwick, and Dr Ellen Brooks-Pollock, from University of Bristol are both...

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Modelling work that informed UK Government’s initial response to COVID-19 Published in Royal Society Special Theme Issue

Mathematical modelling studies that shaped the public health response to the COVID-19 in the first half of 2020, including the first national lock-down, is published today [31st May 2021] in the journal of the Royal Society. The Special Theme issue is compiled and guest edited by SPI-M scientists including JUNIPER members...

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JUNIPER Consortium Research Meeting May 2021

JUNIPER consortium second research meeting took place on 17th May 2021 virtually via the Isaac Newton Institute (INI). Following on from the successful launch meeting in February 2021 , this half day research meeting provided an update on the COVID-19 modelling work being undertaken across the different institutions within...

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JUNIPER Newsletter

JUNIPER consortium sends out regular newsletters containing details of events, outputs and upcoming activities. Alongside our social media streams, these emails are the best source of news and further information on the immediate and future happenings at JUNIPER consortium. If you would like to receive future editions of...

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JUNIPER Consortium Awarded £3million from UKRI

Joint UNIversities Pandemic and Epidemiological Research (JUNIPER) consortium will receive £3miliion funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to develop models and statistical approaches to provide predictions for the COVID-19 pandemic and advise UK government bodies. The JUNIPER consortium brings together leading...

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JUNIPER consortium Research Meeting

JUNIPER consortium launch meeting took place on 23rd February 2021 virtually via the Isaac Newton Institute (INI). The half day research meeting attracted more than 130 participants from the wider epidemiological and mathematical research communities. The meeting provided an introduction to who JUNIPER are, the key goals...

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Juniper December 2020 contribution to SAGE on the new variant

The Juniper consortium prepared and presented notes on the patterns and growth of the new SARS-CoV-2 variant to SAGE 74 on 22nd December 2020. The document is published on the UK government's website .

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