Project

Development of fast assays for the identification of SARS-CoV-2-infected/immune humans/animals and potential human-animal-human transmissions

Duration
15 April 2020 → 14 January 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Virology
    • Infectious diseases
    • Virology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary microbiology
Keywords
SARS-CoV-2 reverse zoonosis zoonosis humans and animals third generation sequencing nasal mucosa explants
 
Project description

SARS-CoV-2 is causing a pandemic in humans. Transmission towards animals is experimentally demonstrated but in the field animal infections are rare. With the proposed project, assays will be developed to diagnose Covid-19 in humans/animals and to assess their immune status. In addition, reverse zoonotic and zoonotic aspects will be examined in vitro.