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Four health workers carry portable vaccine cold storage boxes

Explainer | 3 June 2020

The vaccine journey: from idea to immunisation

Researchers may well identify a safe, effective vaccine for COVID-19 before too long, but all that fantastic work could count for nothing unless we also invest in the next stages of the vaccine process – manufacturing and delivery.

A girl gets a vaccination against measles from a health worker

Opinion | 1 June 2020

While we wait for a COVID-19 vaccine, let's not forget the importance of the vaccines we already have by Charlie Weller

With measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disrupting immunisation around the globe, millions are now at risk of other deadly diseases. We must act and invest urgently to maintain routine immunisation.

Wellcome Pride logo on top of image of Wellcome staff at the London Pride march

News | 1 June 2020

Why we're proud to change our logo for Pride

During Pride month, logos around the world change to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.

A recovered Covid-19 patient donates blood plasma for research into Covid-19 antibodies at the medical researcher of the German Center for Immunity Therapy.

Explainer | 29 May 2020

How can we get effective treatments for COVID-19?

From repurposed drugs to new therapies – researchers are working at incredible speed to find the best ways to treat COVID-19 patients.

An engineer holds up a rack of experimental coronavirus vaccine candidates

Opinion | 21 May 2020

Open access: how COVID-19 will change the way research findings are shared by Robert Kiley

During the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers and publishers have pulled together to publish their outputs at an unprecedented rate. How will this change research culture and the way findings are disseminated in future?

Portrait photo of Julia Gillard

News | 14 May 2020

Julia Gillard appointed as next Chair of Wellcome

Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Australia, has been appointed as the next Chair of Wellcome. She will will succeed Eliza Manningham-Buller, who is stepping down from the role in April 2021.

Logo for Wellcome Leap

News | 12 May 2020

Wellcome Leap announces leadership team

Scientists and engineers, this is our Sputnik moment. We need Apollo-like vaccine development and a new Global Health DARPA. Learn more about Wellcome Leap.

A family of three and a worker who goes door to door to screen for COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa.

Opinion | 7 May 2020

Coronavirus Global Response helped to raise billions for research. But we need more by Alex Harris

On 4 May, world leaders and health organisations pledged billions for the COVID-19 response. Alex Harris explains that urgent funding gaps remain for research.

Migrant children from the Moria camp in Lesbos island wearing masks and playing.

Opinion | 4 May 2020

5 matters of urgency for the Coronavirus Global Response Summit by Alex Harris

From access to tests, treatments and vaccines for everyone to coordinating urgent action – Alex Harris shares five key messages ahead of the Coronavirus Global Response Summit.

A researcher expresses coronavirus, Covid-19, onto surface protein, in a research lab

Opinion | 29 April 2020

COVID-19: how researchers around the world are racing to understand the virus and prevent future outbreaks by Josie Golding

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, a global community of researchers are working to find out more about the virus and assess what research needs to be done to stop it.

Collage of photos of four children and an illustration of a micro-patch in the background.

News | 27 April 2020

The future of vaccines: four innovations from around the world

To stop outbreaks of new diseases like COVID-19, or of known ones, like measles and polio, we must support and invest in vaccines.