COVID-19 researchers at LIST; Credit: LIST

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) has provided details of its eight current research projects which form part of the fight against COVID-19 in Luxembourg and beyond. 

The projects, which all benefit from backing from the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), range from several COVID-19 virus detection schemes and analysis projects to mapping, literature aggregation, knowledge graph creation and a decision-making aid tool. The outcome of all research projects will benefit Luxembourg, but several of them will also extend beyond the borders to help in the quest for COVID-19 research and prevention around the world.

CORONASTEP+ - Monitoring evolution of COVID-19 virus in wastewater: The CORONASTEP+ project shows the value of monitoring the evolution of COVID-19 in Luxembourg wastewater.

CDCVA - Detecting COVID-19 by cough and voice analysis: this research team aims to provide health professionals with a COVID-19 detection system based on audio signature.

Viranostic – Detecting COVID-19 in the early stages: With the onset of COVID-19 infection, it can take some time before patients develop and recognise symptoms. Viranostic research is all about detection in the very early stages of infection, in some cases even before symptoms appear.

ACTING NoW – A “National Control Tower” monitoring and preventing collapse of essential services: The ACTING NoW project aims to provide the government and Luxembourg companies with a coronavirus decision-making aid tool. Based on the principals of a “control tower”, it acts as a digital tool similar to an automated dashboard.

TIGER - Detecting and mapping COVID-19 across Luxembourg: A major part of the battle against the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic is detection and mapping and that is exactly the focus of LIST's “Towards an Integrated Geospatial pandemic Response system” (TIGER) project.

COLIBRI - Making the mountains of COVID-19 research publications accessible: The global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in mountains of information and research publications available worldwide, so how do you find specific coronavirus information needed? The COLBRI project tackles this issue.

HKG4COVID - Plotting COVID-19 evolution with comprehensive graphs: Creating graphs is key way of digesting knowledge and obtaining a snap shot of evolution of coronavirus. This is the focus of the HKG4COVID project.

REBORN - Guarantee optimal recovery from COVID-19 crisis thanks to Machine Learning: How do we reconcile economic recovery and the risk of a new pandemic? The REBORN project plays a key role in the identification of adequate deconfinement measures.

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