Testing during the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak examined

08 April 2020

The Science and Technology Committee holds its second evidence session as part of its UK science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks inquiry. The session will focus on testing during the current Covid-19 outbreak


The session will be held virtually

Wednesday 8 April

At. 2.15pm

  • Professor Gabriel Leung, Chair, Public Health Medicine, Hong Kong University
  • Dr Seon Kui Lee, Director, Division of Risk Assessment and International Cooperation, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC)
  • Professor Dr. Johanna Hanefeld, Head of the Centre for International Health Protection at the Robert Koch Institute

At 3.00pm

  • Steve Bates, Chief Executive Officer, BioIndustry Association
  • Sir Paul Nurse, Director and Chief Executive, Francis Crick Institute

At 3.30pm

  • Professor John Newton, Government adviser on increasing Covid-19 testing capacity
  • Kathy Hall, Director of Covid-19 testing strategy, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director, NHS England

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