WHO Collaborating Centre on Pandemic Influenza and Research, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Following several years of close cooperation with WHO/Europe, the Health Protection Research Group of the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, was designated a WHO Collaborating Centre in September 2010. The collaboration includes common research projects, technical support to WHO Member States and contribution to regional and global WHO meetings. 

Led by Professor Jonathan Van Tam, the Centre conducts research on a broad range of influenza-related topics, including transmission, drug effectiveness and various aspects of pandemic preparedness. The Centre has close links with the United Kingdom Government as part of the country’s influenza advisory apparatus.