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.

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  • 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

Epidemiologi, Immunologi, Molekylærbiologi, Patologi, Virologi, Zoonoser