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Committee holds evidence session on the easing of coronavirus lockdown measures

24 April 2020

On Tuesday 28 April, the Science and Technology Committee is holding its fifth public evidence session as part of its UK science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks inquiry. 

Purpose of the session

This session will focus on the function and viability of technologies for the easing of coronavirus lockdown measures. Specifically, the session will explore the concepts of immunity certificates and contact tracing applications.

Witnesses

UK science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks

At 9.30am

Panel one

  • Professor Danny Altmann, Professor of Immunology at Imperial College London and;
  • Professor Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology at University College London.

At approximately 10.15am

Panel two

  • Professor Christophe Fraser, Senior Group Leader in Pathogen Dynamics at the University of Oxford Big Data Institute;
  • Matthew Gould, Chief Executive Officer of NHSX, and;
  • Professor Lilian Edwards, Professor of Law, Innovation and Society at Newcastle University. 

This session is in addition to tomorrow's evidence session, Friday 24 April 2.30pm

Friday's session will be held virtually and will be available to watch on parliamentlive.tv

Friday's session will examine regional differences in the UK epidemic, including scientific advice, policy co-ordination, testing and non-pharmaceutical interventions such as social distancing. 

Further information

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