Environmental virus profiling
This research area aims at setting up high-throughput virus testing capability at SciLifeLab from environmental samples, and start pilot projects towards systematic longitudinal monitoring of COVID-19 cycles from environmental samples (e.g. wastewater). Furthermore, aim at comparing data with human sampling and contributing towards understanding epidemics.
This area consists of 4 individual projects, all together funded by a total of 3 MSEK. Led by researchers at Uppsala University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and SLU.
Coordinator: Alice Sollazzo, Uppsala University
Scientific lead: TBD
SARS-CoV-2 in sewage water as a tool for monitoring the potential circulation of the viruses in the population and rate of infections (SARS-CoV-2@WWTP)
Zeynep Cetecioglu Gurol, KTH
Sewage as a proxy for SARS-CoV2 prevalence
Maja Malmberg, SLU
Detection, monitoring and genetic evaluation of SARS-CoV2 in wastewater treatment plants
Anna J. Székely, Uppsala University
Surface persistence and SARS-CoV-2 exposure in the Stockholm Subway
Klas Udekwu, Stockholm University