Clinical Update: Dexamethasone and Hydroxychloroquine for Treatment of Severe COVID -19

ALERRT, the African Academy of Sciences, Africa CDC and WHO AFRO held a webinar on Tuesday June 30 with presentations from Prof. Peter Horby from Oxford University and Dr Mainga Hamaluba from KEMRI-Wellcome Trust



RECOVER EUROPE team members talk about COVID-19 research experiences

Senior Clinical Trials Manager James Lee talks about what it's like to work on COVID-19 research during the pandemic. Read more at


TropMed Webinar: Acute Respiratory Infection

James Lee from ERGO/ISARIC in Oxford tells us about the MERMAIDS-ARI project, observational studies for acute respiratory infection (ARI) in adults, a European collaboration of 8 countries with patients recruited from primary and secondary care


The Asia Society: Coronavirus Updates with Professor Peter Horby

In Episode 17, hear from Professor Peter Horby, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the University of Oxford who serves as the Executive Director of the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC). John Power, Reporter at the South China Morning Post, moderates the discussion. 



RECOVERY Trial featured on CBS news 

Scientists at the University of Oxford are currently conducting one of the largest studies in the world to help figure out what existing drugs could be used to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer spoke to the team behind the study.


TropMed Webinar: ISARIC Epidemic Preparedness

ISARIC group member Louise Sigfrid tells us about epidemic clinical research preparedness and COVID-19 response.  Louise presented as part of the April 2020 webinar alongside Le Van Tan from OUCRU.  Other seminar videos can be found at


RECOVERY: Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy 

Led by ERGO's Peter Horby,  this national clinical trial aims to identify treatments that may be beneficial for adults hospitalised with confirmed COVID-19. The trial is being conducted in over 130 NHS hospitals across the UK.  Adult patients who have been admitted to hospital with COVID-19 are being invited to take part, and more information can be found at   

Watch Peter discussing the trial below; 


TropMed Webinar: Vaccine evaluation and transfer to policy

ERGO Researcher Conall Watson describes the epidemiological design and development of “Ebola ça Suffit”, the ring vaccination efficacy trial deployed in Guinea during the West African epidemic.



PREPARE & GLoPID-R: #Research4Epidemics

Speakers at the PREPARE and GLoPID-R event in Brussels on 20-21 September 2018, including Peter Horby, talk about why clinical research is important in an infectious disease outbreak.

UK Public Health Rapid Support Team: The Avengers of Virus Hunters

The Gates Foundation has profiled the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team in this video. To read the accompanying blog, click here.

Annelies Gillesen: Being a Clinical Research Nurse

In this seminar Annelies Gillesen talks about her experience as a clinical research nurse working on a variety of research areas including her involvement in the EBOLA Rapide Research Trial.

Peter Horby speaking about about research during epidemics on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week on the 28th of November 2016

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Peter Horby: RAPIDE Platform for Ebola treatment studies

Peter Horby speaking about Zika virus infection on the Naked Scientist Podcast on the 9th of February 2016

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Peter Horby presenting at the Nuffield Department of Medicine Research Building, Oxford - Zika virus rapid update

Jake Dunning presenting at the Nuffield Department of Medicine Research Building, Oxford

Jake Dunning was part of the ERGO team that set up the Ebola clinical trial in Sierra Leone. Here he talks about Trials and Tribulations: the Experience of an Ebola Clinical Research Team in West Africa. 

Peter Horby: Science in a crisis, fast-forwarding clinical research for Ebola

In this video, Peter Horby, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases at the University of Oxford, tells us how he and his team set up clinical trials in the heart of the Ebola outbreak to test two potential drugs.

Peter Horby: Emerging Infectious Diseases

In this video, Peter Horby talks about Emerging Infectious Diseases and research into emerging infections.