La Marató 2020 promotes UB research projects to fight COVID-19
La Marató de TV3 and Catalunya Ràdio in 2020, dedicated to COVID-19, will give 12.5 million euros to fund 36 excellence biomedical research projects to improve the quality and life expectancy of people affected by SARS-CoV-2.
The 2020 edition received 229 projects, assessed by ninety-five scientists from international fields, experts on this issue. The assessment criteria were quality, methodology and relevance of the proposals. The management of such assessment was carried out by the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia, from the Department of Health of the Catalan Government.
Like in previous editions, La Marató’s call will promote awarded UB research projects to fight COVID-19.
Awarded projects in La Marató 2020 managed by the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation
“Diagnosis and treatment for Sars-CoV-2 by triplex formation”
Verónica Noé Mata, Bosch i Gimpera Foundation and Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences (University of Barcelona); Ramon Eritja Casadellà, Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC-CSIC); Enrique Calderón Sandubete, Andalusian Public Foundation for the Management of Health Researh in Sevilla University Hospital Virgen del Rocío; María Valeria Grazú Bonavía, Institute of Nanosciences and Materials in Aragon (CSIC)
Funding: 398,750.00 €
“A new therapeutical concept of pancoronavirus antiviral to fight present and future infections: degradation aimed at the viral protease 3CLpro”
Santiago Vázquez Cruz, Bosch i Gimpera Foundation and Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences (University of Barcelona); Lieve Naesens, Catholic University of Leuven.
Funding: 300,000.00 €
Awarded projects in La Marató 2020 linked to the University of Barcelona
“Assessment of COVID-19 outbreak through wastewater epidemiology: typing, community screening and occupational risk”
Sílvia Bofill Mas, Faculty of Biology (University of Barcelona); Lluís Corominas Tabares, Water Research Institute Foundation (ICRA); Núria Canela Canela, Eurecat Foundation and Technological Centre of Catalonia (Eurecat)
Funding: 379,100.00 €
“Impact of Maternal COVID-19 Disease on Breast Milk and Infant Health (MilkCorona)”
F Francisco José Pérez Cano, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences (University of Barcelona); Carmen Collado Amores, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (CSIC); Carles Lerín Martínez, Instiute for Research and Teaching Sant Joan de Déu Private Foundation
Funding: 354,375.00 €
“Cognition, emotion/behaviour, brain functionality and connectivity in recovered COVID-19 patients (NAUTILUS)”
Bàrbara Segura Fàbregas, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (University of Barcelona); Maite Garolera Freixa, Joan Costa Roma Hospital de Terrassa Foundation; Claudio Ulises Cortés Garcia, Technical University of Catalonia
Funding: 399,268.75 €
“Characterization and modulation of neural networks to promote resilience to COVID-19 pandemic”
David Bartrés Faz, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (University of Barcelona); Álvaro Pascual-Leone García, Guttmann Institute Neurorehabilitation Hospital Foundation
Funding: 296,355.00 €