Meet some of the 1851 Fellows making a difference in the UK's pandemic response

Apr 26, 2021

Innovation is a tremendous tool in the face of a crisis – as well as being the key to post-crisis growth. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and as UK science and industry looks towards recovery from its recession, an adaptive and innovative approach is vital.

Since the inception of its awards programme, the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 has been supporting some of the brightest minds in science and engineering across the UK. The impact of these Fellows and alumni on the world has been indisputable – among them are 13 Nobel Laureates – and the community truly makes a difference across the broadest spectrum of science and industry’

When our Fellows started their research projects or businesses, nobody could have had any idea that such a world-changing pandemic would be on the way. However, many of the alumni have adapted their work to confront this most pressing need. In the first of a series of articles, we spoke to a few of our alumni community who are helping the UK to understand, respond to, and learn from COVID-19.

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