UCL conducts research activities in clinical virology, molecular diagnostics, rare childhood diseases, paediatric ophthalmology and epidemiology of congenital infections and is lead of the UCLP partnership which includes hospitals in London and the home counties.
The Institute of Child Health (ICH), together with its clinical partner Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH), forms the largest concentration of children’s health research in Europe.
The Department of Ophthalmology at GOSH is internationally recognised for its research on ophthalmic conditions and visual impairment affecting children, and the academic programme on Population, Policy and Practice includes an internationally recognized research group working in infections affecting the mother, her fetus and child.
The Department of Virology, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, and Fetal Medicine Unit place UCL at the forefront of clinical care for pregnant women potentially exposed to ZIKV who live in London and the home counties. The Infection and Immunity Division is recognised for its world-class research.
Mainly involved in WP1 and WP4.