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European initiatives at a glance

  • CEITEC in Brno reported that their sequencing core is being used to process clinical samples and volunteers have made 36,127 face shields.
  • VIB in Belgium is supporting their virology group who are preparing therapeutic antibodies and also volunteer researchers are testing >3K patient samples per day.
  • The Univ. of York technology facility has loaned qPCR equipment to the NHS.
  • EBI-EMBL is working to make all COVID structure data publicly available through EMPIR to facilitate crowd- based data processing.
  • Alexandria.Works, a Belgian IT company, has developed a free COVID research database with >47K papers curated by the Allen Institute
  • 14 core facilities of the Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) are actively involved in a variety of Covid-19 related research projects.
  • EPFL Switzerland are producing mammalian cells and purifying coronavirus protein to assist in developing serological assays
  • The structural biology core facility at CEITEC is providing priority free access to its services for COVID 19 studies
  • Staff of core facilities at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Lisbon are working on open source low cost ventilators
  • As one of the few imaging cores still operating The University of Gothenburg is offering rapid access to it’s instrumentation to COVID researchers. Contact Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez for details.
  • CNIO – Spanish National Cancer Research Center: donated 3 PCR machines to the La Paz and Gregorio Marañon Hospitals in Madrid to increased their diagnostics capabilities
  • CINO is also using their Mouse Genome Editing Core Unit to generate preclinical mouse models to be used for testing drugs against SARS-Cov-2
  • CNIC – Spanish National Cardiovascular Center: the genomics unit are performing PCR diagnostics for Covid19 patients and the proteomics unit is researching the interaction between SARS-Cov-2 and its host.

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