(in collaboration with: Medical University of Vienna; Austian Agency for Health and Food Safety Ltd. (AGES) and other Austrian universities)
We lack in-depth understanding of how SARS-CoV-2 evolves in humans. Virologist Andreas Bergthaler (firstname.lastname@example.org) and his interdisciplinary team will elucidate viral whole genomes from patients by deep sequencing and sophisticated computational analyses. This will result in rapid data-sharing of the first SARS-CoV-2 genomes from Austria, inform epidemiologists to reconstruct transmission chains and support policy makers, and offer invaluable insights into the quasispecies dynamics of the ravaging viral pandemic.
Funding: € 50,000
Duration: 2 April 2020 - 2 October 2020
Wesite of the project: https://cemm.at/research/sars-cov-2-at/about/
Contact and PI details: www.bergthaler1.at https://cemm.at/research/groups/andreas-bergthaler-group/