‘People Like You’ presents an online conversation about Stefanie Posavec’s visualisation of the Airwave study and how work like hers can be useful for cohorts and biobanks.

During 2021, we have been working with Stefanie Posavec, an artist-in-residence with the People Like You project, where she visualised the Airwave Study. Aimed at showing how visualisation and art can be useful for biobanks and cohort studies, the results of her work are available here.

As part of a Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Collaborative award, "People Like You: contemporary figures of personalisation" we are holding a one day event in London on Friday 17 September 2021. See our resident artists present their work, plus discussions on personalisation, medicine, healthcare and data science.

We are pleased to be working with Siemens Healthineers on novel methods to collect blood and saliva for antibody testing. We will be inviting members of the Airwave cohort living nearby to the assessment centre in London throughout January to assess the usability and reliability of these methods.

The follow-up programme remains suspended because of the practical difficulties of running health-screens during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, all feedback letters relating to screens that were completed prior to the suspension of follow-up have now been sent to participants. Please get in touch if you were expecting a letter but haven't yet received it.

From March 16th 2020, the Airwave follow-up programme has been suspended due to the latest government advice concerning COVID-19.

You may notice that our website now looks slightly different from before. In fact, it's been rebuilt entirely to bring us into line with new regulations on the use of cookies, and to upgrade the content-management-system, Drupal.

We're pleased to be publishing our second newsletter, which brings everyone up to date with progress on the Study as of November 2019.

We emailed details of the newsletter to all members of the cohort for whom we have a working email address; others will have received the newsletter in the post.

We are occasionally asked by participants to send copies of their health-screening feedback letter from when they joined the cohort. Unfortunately, because these letters are now in the deep archive, we are unable to do this.

Due to changes in funding arrangements, as of 1st January 2018 members of the Airwave Health Monitoring Study and Tissue Bank will no longer be members of the NIHR BioResource.  Consenting participants will remain part of the Imperial BioResource.