Understanding the Immune Response

To effectively manage the Covid-19 pandemic and a sensible easing of the lockdown measures, it is vital that we gain an in-depth understanding of the immune response. The team working with Professor Alexandra Trkola of the Institute of Medical Virology are investigating the antibody response in detail and thereby supporting the development of a new vaccine. They have also now developed a simple and effective new type of diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2.

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Virologist Alexandra Trkola: "We have developed tests that detect SARS-CoV-2 in a sophisticated and yet simple way.” (Video: Brigitte Blöchlinger, UZH News)

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Alexandra Trkola at the Institute of Medical Virology on Irchel Campus. (Video: Brigitte Blöchlinger, UZH News)

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