Biobanks for COVID-19 research
This research area aims at developing and coordinating biobanking of COVID-19 samples (e.g. multiple sample types and longitudinal follow-up) for current and future research efforts. The ambition is sharing best practices and coordinating samples available for research. The work is carried out in collaboration with Biobank Sweden.
Furthermore, this area consists of 8 individual projects, all together funded by a total of 7,7 MSEK. Led by researchers at Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet, Umeå University, University of Gothenburg, Lund University and Örebro University.
Coordinator: Sandra Falck, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Scientific lead: Mia Phillipson, Uppsala University
Uppsala COVID-19 ICU Biobank
Michael Hultström, Uppsala University
Building Capacity – the Sahlgrenska Covid-19 Biobank
Magnus Gisslen, University of Gothenburg
COVID-UMU: Sample collection and understanding the transition from mild to severe COVID-19
Clas Ahlm, Umeå University
Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies in adults, and building a repository of samples from seroconverted asymptomatic adults
Åsa Torinsson Naluai, University of Gothenburg
The spread of SARS-CoV-2 monitored by the serum samples routinely obtained through maternal screening and blood donor screening
Martin Sundqvist, Örebro University
The COMMUNITY Study- COVID-19 Biomarker and Immunity Study
Charlotte Thålin, Karolinska Institutet/Danderyd Hospital
Establishing a biobank of clinical specimens for studying evolution of viral diversity and development of immune response, including inflammation, seroprevalence and protective antibodies, in SARS-Cov2 infection (Biobank)
Patrik Medstrand, Lund University
A biomarker-based approach to rapidly identify COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease and mortality at 3 emergency departments in Region Skåne
Toralph Ruge, Lund University
In addition to the above, the blood samples from infected patients that are acquired through the Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren project (KI) will be biobanked at the Stockholm Medical Biobank. The swab samples from health care and elderly care personnel that undergo qPCR analyses at Lars Engstrands facility (KI) will be stored for the regions at the KI Biobank.