We are currently in the middle of a worldwide viral pandemic. The HIV Cure Research Center, lead by professor Linos Vandekerckhove, wants to use its knowledge and expertise to find solutions that will help fighting this novel virus.
Samples will be collected at Ghent university hospital from patients with symptoms that with great extend indicate an infection with SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. Both in blood and lung tissue, we will assess how the immune system of the patient reacts to the infection and how we could enhance this to better protect the patient.
Also, using state-of-the-art technologies, we are currently investigating the samples from patients at Ghent university hospital to determine the origin of the virus that infected the patient. This will allow us to get insights into the spread of the epidemic in Belgium.
Do you want to support our research? Donations can be made to the HIV Ontrafelen fund. Specify "GE_952 Covid19" during your transfer. Your donation will fully support our research concerning COVID-19.
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Due to the COVID-19 measures, the 7th edition will take place on december 2021.