Combatting COVID-19

Hear from UBC experts, learn more about work on the frontlines, and discover the latest research helping to combat the global outbreak.

Powerful, double-decker bus-sized microscopes help scientists uncover possible COVID-19 treatment

Researchers at UBC’s faculty of medicine are using a powerful imaging technique to help prevent and treat COVID-19.

New serological study will analyze samples from pregnant women to track COVID-19 trends

This study will analyze samples collected for standard testing in pregnancy from expectant women across Canada.

Scientists uncover essential role of one gene in antibody production

New research sheds light the body’s ability to mount a defense against viruses.

UBC researchers run tests to find best materials and styles for face masks

Lightweight cotton mask with dried baby-wipe filter combines good filter quality and breathability

How parents can identify anxiety warning signs as students return to school

Dr. Steven Taylor has expert advice for parents of school-aged children.

UBC researchers embark on first-in-Canada study for easing COVID-19 restrictions

Drs. Mel Krajden, Josef Penninger, and Simon Pimstone are collaborating with a team of industry, academic, and public sector partners.

One in three people avoiding health care workers during pandemic

Many people who show support for health care workers with nightly noise-making also avoid health care workers throughout the day.

Dr. Srinivas Murthy named research chair in pandemic preparedness

The position will support Dr. Murthy in his research on pandemic clinical research.

Three Faculty of Medicine researchers to study long-term effects of COVID-19 on children

Drs. Michael Kobor, Brett Finlay, and Sara Mostafavi are part of a cross-disciplinary team that received funding from the Manulife CIFAR Population Health & Well-being Grant Program.