How can frontier science help fight the current COVID-19 outbreak? To find out, we talked to a range of ERC grantees who are working in the fields of molecular biology, virology, immunology, epidemiology, and network science. As it turns out, much of their work can be applied to the current situation and could help understand, predict and contain the outbreak.
We will add more news on ERC-funded research as they become available.
Coronavirus COVID-19, previously named 2019-nCoV, was identified in China at the end of 2019 and is a new strain of coronavirus not previously observed in humans. While the European Commission is working on all fronts to support efforts to tackle the outbreak, we talked to two scientists funded by the European Research Council.