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Paris-Saclay University as well as its component institutions and member-associated universities , their partner national research organisms, and the LERMIT, CHARMMMAT, LASIPS and NanoSaclay laboratories of excellence (LabExs) collectively decided to release funds for research projects targeting the COVID-19 pandemic. Chosen in an internal call for proposals, 27 projects will cumulatively receive €915,700 in financing. Among the laureates are the CNRGH and IRCM, with their respective projects COVIDOGEN and BIOTHETARCOVI.
The extraordinary health crisis currently sweeping the
globe makes only more obvious the crucial role that scientific research plays
in the future of humanity. Around the world, universities are not only
crossroads at which knowledge is gained and transmitted to young generations,
but also battle lines ready to face the immense challenges in innovation in
front of us.
From the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic, like
many of its counterparts, Paris-Saclay University has been mobilizing its
competencies. As a key part of its efforts, the university, with its partners,
launched a dedicated, exceptional research program involving an internal call
That program comprises :
-> a short-term objective of participating in
international research and contributing to knowledge production to better
control the pandemic and limit immediate health consequences;
-> a long-term objective of anticipating
post-crisis research and constructing a sustainable post-COVID-19 world."
Of the 23 projects retained (total of 46 submitted) by
the jury for a cumulative funding of €795,700, two were the fruit of divisions
within the François Jacob Institute of Biology :
The exceptional research program illustrates the
determination of the partner institutes and work communities to, in coherency
with their missions, take part in the production of knowledge to better battle
the COVID-19 pandemic. The program takes existing, national and international
calls for proposals and initiatives into consideration, with the goal of
reinforcing their effectiveness or forwarding complementary projects.
Adapted from a Paris-Saclay University
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.