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Friday, 11 June 2021

The GCAT is leading a new project funded by La Marató for research in COVID

Of the 36 projects funded by La Marató, 4 are from the IGTP and one of them is from the GCAT project

The IGTP has been awarded 4 projects in the 2020 edition of the La Marató de TV3 dedicated to the study of SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes. IGTP researchers are leading 3 projects and taking part in 2 more that are coordinated by other institutions on the Can Ruti Campus. All the projects are multi-disciplinary and collaborations between groups in different fields on the campus, underlining how research into complex diseases is more and more undertaken by collaborative networks. A total of 36 projects have been funded and will be financed by the over 12 million euros collected in the last marathon.

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. The project is being carried out in conjunction with the Broad Institute in Boston and the Health Research Institute of the Balearic Islands.