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Researchers Marta Bermejo-Jambrina and Julia Eder, under supervision of Theo Geijtenbeek, discovered that heparan sulphates are involved in infection with the coronavirus.
The safety and protection offered by various vaccines against COVID-19 is clear-cut in healthy individuals. But how well do SARS-Cov-2 vaccines protect people with a weakened immune response?
To study monoclonal antibody therapy against COVID-19 Joost Wiersinga and Godelieve de Bree will receive a 1.3 million euro grant by NWO and ZonMw.
An international collaboration, including researchers from Amsterdam UMC, has identified several host-specific genetic factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 severity.
Internist and infectious disease specialist Joost Wiersinga wrote a review of all the scientific medical literature published on COVID-19. The July 2020 JAMA article was an immediate resounding success.
In the last months, APH researcher Danielle Timmermans shed her light on the communication of the vaccine strategy from the Dutch government.
The COVID-19 Biobank is set up with the aim to enable as much research as possible in patients with COVID-19. The biobank collects a.o. clinical data, DNA and blood samples from COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Amsterdam UMC.
To enhance internal coordination between all COVID-19 research activities, Amsterdam UMC have set up five COVID-19 expert groups, which report to the overarching COVID-19 Task Force Research.
In the SWITCH-study four academic centers joined forces to investigate whether a second shot with Janssen, Pfizer or Moderna provide a better immune response against SARS-CoV-2.
This study investigates the impact of governmental regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic on mental and social health of children and adolescents.
Research on the impact of social isolation among vulnerable populations in the Netherlands.
Vulnerable elderly people are even more in social isolation than they were before the Covid-19-outbreak. The FindMyApps project has shifted its focus to the support required to help these people (learn to) use technological solutions such as video calling.