In case of epidemics, where human contacts are the main vector for spreading a contagion, there is a need to track human mobility patterns and interactions in order to trace back how an infected person interacted with other people over a certain time moment.
In the context of the current Covid-19 pandemic, it became clear that while performing treatment procedures on contaminated patients, medical personnel could be exposed to SARS-CoV-2 virus. Respirators (intended to protect the healthcare workers) provide a tight seal with the face of the wearer, and must meet rigorous standards on high filtration efficiencies and rigorous certification. In Europe, respirators such as FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3 are certificated by 'Conformité Européenne' (CE) in order to meet filtration efficiencies of 80%, 94% and 99% against particles of 0.3µm, respectively. Taki...
Based on our research on liquid crystal droplets and shells demonstrating their responsiveness to specific substances in their surrounding, e.g. lipids, I would like to explore the possibility of making low-cost tests for SARS-CoV-2 that people can use in their home. We also make polymer fibers in our labs, and by using the right polymer, we can make a filter that a persons breathers through (mounted in, e.g., a face mask), and then the filter is dissolved in water, which is the natural surrounding for our liquid crystal droplets and spheres. If viruses have been caught in the filter, they ...
An invitation to individual and community to share a component of their culture through a short web post. It will help people who receive it to open themselves to other realities. A recurring post proposiition will create a feeling of journey by staying in quarantine. It will help to soft better the current hard time. In some way to give hope in the future and refrain fearing the stranger.
The project aims on developing an alternative test for the detection of corona virae based on proteomic methods. The advatage of the use of proteins is that the samples do not have to be cooled and can be transported at room temperature to the analytical lab.
Since the information about the COVID-19 pandemic isn't that much available. The easiest and fastest way to mitigate the virus is by controlling the symptoms.