Imperial College London

Imperial College London

A public research university with a focus on science, medicine, engineering, and business. It was founded in 1907 and is located in London, England.

Imperial College London is a London-based institute of higher education. It is a STEM-based university that offers educational programs for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and conducts research.


The college developed an RNA-based vaccine for COVID-19 during the pandemic. The vaccine was approved to be tested on animals where studies showed that the animals began producing antibodies that neutralized the virus after being given the vaccine. The college has received funding to continue developing the vaccine but has not been yet approved for human trials.




Professor Alice P. Gast


Further reading


Coronavirus: Early signs outbreak 'slowing' in UK, says Imperial College professor

Richard Williams


March 30, 2020

Fighting coronavirus: Imperial researchers secure funds to help tackle COVID-19 | Imperial News | Imperial College London

Ryan O'Hare


March 23, 2020

Documentaries, videos and podcasts


A day in the life of Imperial




Ian Sample Science editor
September 10, 2020
the Guardian
Hairer, an Austrian-British researcher, won for his work on stochastic analysis. Photograph: Yonhap/Reuters
August 26, 2020
Sky News
A team from the UK Dementia Research Institute and Imperial College London has been issued a $1.5m (£1.14m) grant.
August 21, 2020
The research team behind the study believe that the findings could help guide clinicians on treating complications as a result of Covid
Telegraph reporters
August 19, 2020
The Telegraph
Scientists now know the mesh of muscle fibres on the heart's inner surface, first sketched by da Vinci, allow blood to flow more efficiently
Joe Pinkstone
August 4, 2020
Mail Online
Researchers from the University of Cambridge created a new way to look at genes in the early human embryo to determine their function and found a potential route for coronavirus infection.
Jonathan Chadwick
August 4, 2020
Mail Online
The prototype test is based on a study of the blood samples of 45 babies in Indian hospitals that experienced oxygen deprivation at birth, known as birth asphyxia.
Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool
July 24, 2020
New Scientist
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Business Standard Editorial Comment
July 21, 2020
Problems along the LAC demand transparency
Chris Price
July 16, 2020
The Telegraph
Your evening guide: Russia accused of trying to hack Covid-19 research labs and Sir Patrick Vallance says UK 'outcome has not been good'
July 7, 2020
Synthesis Institute BV ("Synthesis"), a leader in professional, medically-supervised psychedelic experiences, has closed a US$2.75 million round of funding led by Novamind Ventures. In the midst of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic -- and a 20% spike in prescriptions for antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs -- the seed funding will be used to further develop the company's scientist-backed, data-driven platform for psychedelic research, training and access to legal experiences. Numerous st...
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
June 29, 2020
Mail Online
Researchers from Imperial College London created mathematical models of the impact volcanic activity and a large asteroid would have on dinosaur habitats.
June 25, 2020
The Times of India
India News: LONDON: Human trials have begun this week of a second Covid-19 vaccine candidate in the UK -- this time created by Imperial College London -- just as th.
James Rogers
June 25, 2020
Fox News
The first volunteer in a U.K. trial has received an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by researchers at Imperial College London.
June 23, 2020
Breaking News
Imperial's candidate is the second of the two potential vaccines being trialled in the UK.
Sidhant Mamtany
June 24, 2020
The first healthy volunteer has now received a coronavirus vaccine developed by Imperial College London researchers, the team behind the project said on Tuesday
June 23, 2020
Get latest articles and stories on World at LatestLY. The first healthy volunteer has now received a coronavirus vaccine developed by Imperial College London researchers, the team behind the project said on Tuesday. World News | First Volunteer Given UK's Imperial College COVID-19 Vaccine.
June 24, 2020
Imperial College Londons vaccine candidate is being developed and trialled with the help of more than £41 million in funding from the UK government and a further £5 million in philanthropic donations
June 24, 2020
The first healthy volunteer has now received a coronavirus vaccine developed by Imperial College London researchers, the team behind the project said on Tuesday.
June 19, 2020
The candidate was made using synthetic strands of genetic code (RNA) based on the virus's genetic material.
TRT World
June 16, 2020
Imperial College set to launch human trials of potential Covid-19 vaccine
The trials, partially funded by the UK, are the first human tests of a technology that researchers say could transform vaccine development by enabling rapid responses to emerging diseases such as the infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2.


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