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SARS-CoV-2: Exceptional Research Projects of the FNRS

The Fund For Scientific Research-FNRS has just decided to fund 13 Exceptional Research Projects (PER) for a total of €3 million to support research investments aimed at better understanding SARS-CoV-2 infection and Covid-19 disease.


his funding complements the €1 million allocated last June to support 21 scientific projects via Urgent Research Credits (CUR). The FNRS has thus invested a total of €4 million euros since the beginning of the pandemic to support research against the coronavirus.

Four of these projects are coordinated by researchers from ULiège.

Universal Masking: Clinical Challenges and (Next-Generation) Therapeutic Opportunities

Thomas Desaive

Deciphering the Anti-SARS-Cov2 T cells Repertoire

Michel Georges
Souad Rahmouni

Study of structure antiSARS-CoV-2 activity relationship of surfactin variants and design of novel surfactin- like molecules with a higher antiviral activity and a lower cytotoxicity


Philippe Jacques
Laurence Lins
Magali Deleu
Mutien-Marie Garigliany


Assessing the infectivity and cytotoxicity of SARS-CoV-2 to human Kidney and Brain PSC-derived organoid model

Laurent Nguyen
Emmanuel Di Valentin
Jean-Claude Twizere
Jean-Marie Krzesinski
Lucas Willems

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