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The Academic Armchair

May 21, 2021

Had a swab for COVID recently and wondering what happened to your sample, either in the lab or on one of the little test strips?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, testing for an infection with SARS-CoV-2 has been a crucial pillar in managing the outbreak. Several diagnostic tests are available, including PCR...


May 14, 2021

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve become accustomed to seeing senior scientists on the news discussing their research. But we rarely hear from Early Career Researchers (ECRs), who have made crucial contributions to understanding the virus.

In this episode of COVID Questions, we showcase the work of an...


May 7, 2021

It’s thought that COVID-19 probably originated in animals. But which animal did it come from? And what factors make disease transfer between animals and humans more likely?

In this episode we put our COVID questions to E.J. Milner-Gulland, Professor of Biodiversity at the University of Oxford and Director of the...


Apr 30, 2021

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists have been working around the clock to develop vaccines to prevent fatalities and the spread of the disease through the global population. Today, there are several different types of vaccines that have been licensed for use. How do these different types of vaccines...


Apr 28, 2021

Hello and welcome to Covid Questions!  The Academic Armchair podcast has teamed up with a fab group of PhD students from the University of Oxford to produce a series of bitesize episodes on Covid-19.  Throughout the pandemic we've been bombarded with information; as we're not all experts on vaccines, variants or...