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COVID-19 testing: the scientists behind the scenes

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Image of the exterior of a laboratory door with white lab coats hanging up outside. The lab door has signs saying: DO not enter unless authorised and COVID-19.

We have all become used to hearing in the news about COVID-19 infection numbers but have you ever wondered about the scientists behind the scenes, testing samples and providing these all important results? We reveal more in our latest blog.

Transferable skills: providing scientific advice to public health policy makers during the coronavirus pandemic

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As coronavirus case numbers in the UK started to come down in June of this year, policy makers were beginning to talk about resuming international travel. In this blog, we hear from Risk Analyst Catherine McCarthy as she talks about an opportunity APHA had to produce a risk assessment for human international air travel … something very different for us!

Our scientists help with COVID-19 testing at the UK Biocentre in Milton Keynes

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Female scientist wearing a face mask, goggles and white protective suit using a pipette.

In this blog Lucia Biffar, Scientific Project Manager for the Animal and Plant Health Agency, talks about her experiences volunteering with a group of APHA scientists to work at the one of the national Coronavirus testing centres.