One Health EJP response to COVID-19: Joint Integrative Project

COVRIN is a large integrative EU-funded project focusing on the development and harmonisation of detection and characterization methods for SARS-CoV2 in animals.

A main focus of the COVRIN project will be to reinforce collaboration and integration of research activities on SARS-CoV2. This project aims to integrate coronavirus research activities of all project partners. The project will have two main operational objectives:

  1. To identify the drivers for the emergence and spread of SARS-CoV2.
  2. To generate data and build models for risk assessment of SARS-CoV2.

Activities to connect with stakeholders and avoid overlaps with other projects will be a key focus and the project will split into four key research activities:

  • Research on detection of SARS-CoV2 in animal species and the environment
  • Research on SARS-CoV2 molecular and biological characterisation
  • SARS-CoV2 surveillance and risk assessment, focussed on the animal human interface
  • Coronavirus preparedness.

Within the overall One Health EJP strategic goals, the overall aim of the COVRIN project will be to generate and share data of integrative research activities on virus-host interactions, virus evolution and drivers for emergence, risk assessment and risk modelling, in order to increase the preparedness for future Coronavirus outbreaks.

Read more about the project here (Onehealthejp.eu)

Partners

  • Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR), Netherlands
  • ANSES, France
  • Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), Germany
  • DTU, Denmark
  • Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK

Project managers

Maria K. Dahle

Unni Grimholt

Start
2021-04-01
Finish
2023-03-31
Status
Ongoing
Research Areas
Epidemiology, Immunology, Molecular biology, Pathology, Virology, Zoonoses

Forskere

Maria K Dahle

Seniorforsker og Professor II v/UiT
Mobilnr: +47 92612718
E-post: maria.dahle@vetinst.no

Unni Grimholt

Seniorforsker
Mobilnr: +47 90824112
E-post: Unni.Grimholt@vetinst.no

Øivind Øines

Seniorforsker
Mobilnr: +47 47611551
E-post: oivind.oines@vetinst.no

Shokouh Makvandi-Nejad

Forsker
Mobilnr: +47 92137037
E-post: Shokouh.Makvandi-Nejad@vetinst.no

Cecilia Mia Wolff


E-post: Cecilia.Mia.Wolff@vetinst.no