Thursday, 8 July 2021
An International consortium discovers various genetic markers associated with infection by SARS-CoV-2 and the severity of covid-19. The IGTP forms part of the consortium with the GCAT'Genomes for Life Project, a population cohort of 20,000 people from across Catalonia. The GCAT has contributed the analyzed data of 5,000 participants to the study.
Friday, 11 June 2021
One of the IGTP projects is a study of the genomic regions relevant to covid infections by the GCAT Programme, led by Dr Rafael de Cid. The project will identify genetic markers to help predict the risk of severe disease, complications and long covid in individuals.
Friday, 26 March 2021
The Barcelona Institute of Global Health, ISGlobal, has published a series of discussion notes in the last year that address fundamental questions about the COVID-19 crisis and response strategies
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Next Wednesday, May 5 at 16.00 Dra. Gemma Moncunill from ISGLOBAL will talk about SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence and antibody kinetics among health care workers in Hospital Clinic after six months of follow-up at the next IRISCAT Webinar
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Webinar IRISCAT entitled "Risk factors for depression and anxiety during the pandemic" from the COVICAT study
Thursday, 18 June 2020
An international study describes that the vulnerability of certain people to the development of severe clinical forms in SARS-COV-2 virus infection may be influenced by their genetic characteristics. This collaborative work has included the participation of CIBER in its Liver and Digestive Diseases (CIBEREHD) area, as well as Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES) and the CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP).
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
COVID-19 has caused a global pandemic and this in turn has accelerated the formation of international collaborations more than ever, although they are already common in biomedical research. The COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative was formed to share knowledge and data to study the role of genetic factors in susceptibility to infection by SARS-CoV-2 and severity of the disease. The GCAT-Genomes for Life Project at the IGTP is taking part. The methodology has been described in a paper in the European Journal of Human Genetics.
Thursday, 11 June 2020
The impact of COVID-19 will be explored through an epidemiological study on 24,000 Catalan volunteers
The COVICAT aims to evaluate the evolution of incidences of infection by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the Catalan population during 12 months through a prospective epidemiological study of populational cohorts established before the pandemic. The study is being carried out with 24,000 people who volunteered and who are already members of different populational cohorts in a collaboration between the GCAT Genomes for Life Project of the IGTP and two research groups from ISGlobal and the Hospital Clínic, Barcelona.
Monday, 9 December 2019
Today we have started the GCAT Health and Environment study to understand how the environment impacts to our health. The IGTP, together with ISGlobal and GCAT volunteers, starting with the GCAT project team of scientists, have begun to monitor in the GCAT cohort the air quality, physical activity, sleep quality, noise, light, the proximity to transit areas and access to green areas, among others, to which we are exposed in our day to day.