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New data on the duration of immune protection against SARS-CoV- 2 in children
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New data on the duration of immune protection against SARS-CoV- 2 in children

A study published in the Pediatrics journal shows that children with mild forms of COVID-19 develop a greater and longer lasting antibody response than that of adults. The study involved 57 families affected by COVID-19, who were followed, as part of the study, by the Department of Women’s and Child Health at the University of Padua.
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We are hiring

We are hiring

Two post-doctoral positions in mathematical modelling of infectious diseases of 24 months each are available to work in Paris between Institut Pasteur and Inserm (UMR 1137) within the European project ORCHESTRA. The post-holders will work on the mathematical modelling of Covid-19 transmission in the community through the development of a multi-scale model combining both within- and the between-host viral dynamics. Applicants should have a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology, mathematical modelling, biostatistics or computational biology. They should have a strong background in computer programming, modelling and statistics, and excellent communication skills. Experience in infectious disease epidemiology would be an advantage.
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Covid, la ricerca veneta: «Nei bambini anticorpi più forti e numerosi. Nella fascia 0-6 resistono 9 mesi»
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Covid, la ricerca veneta: «Nei bambini anticorpi più forti e numerosi. Nella fascia 0-6 resistono 9 mesi»

Mentre la comunità scientifica internazionale si interroga sull’opportunità di vaccinare anche i bambini sotto i 12 anni, soprattutto dopo il «no» della Germania, arriva uno studio che potrebbe contenere la risposta. I ricercatori dell’Università di Padova e dell’Istituto Zooprofilattico delle Venezie (IZV), in collaborazione con l’Azienda ospedaliera della città del Santo, la Fondazione Penta
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We are hiring – two vacancies at the University of Verona

We are hiring – two vacancies at the University of Verona

The ORCHESTRA team at University of Verona is looking for: 1) One research scholarship in the disciplinary sector MED/17 to perform the research on the topic:  "Combatting Bacterial Resistance in Europe -Molecules Against Gram Negative Infections" 2) One research scholarship in the disciplinary sector MED/17 to perform the research on the topic: "Connecting European Cohorts to Increase Common and Effective Response to SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: ORCHESTRA”
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General Assembly 

General Assembly 

The ORCHESTRA General Assembly Meeting was held via Zoom Video Conference on 14 April 2021. More than 120 participants from more than 30 different countries have participated in the meeting comprising both representatives of the ORCHESTRA consortium and third parties as well as the European Commission Project Officer and the Advisory Panel, including representatives from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Medicine Agency (EMA). The General Assembly meeting was the first meeting involving all partners for a formal discussion of the project work progress after the launch of the project (01.12.2020) and the Kick of Meeting (3-4.12.2020). It allowed partners to provide an update on activities undertaken since project inception. In addition, partners discussed the new tasks that have been assigned to the Consortium to include the analysis of SARS CoV-2 variants and vaccine response with the additional budget from the European Commission. The meeting has been organized as plenary sessions, with a time slot for each WP during which the WP leaders and co-leaders presented the tasks and partners involved, the major achievements, the milestones and deliverables of the period (M1-M6) and the publications, communication and dissemination strategy (M1-M12).
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Proiect ORCHESTRA
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Proiect ORCHESTRA

Pandemia COVID-19 a creat o urgență globală de sănătate publică care pune la încercare societățile,
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Start des Projekts Horizon2020 ORCHESTRA
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Start des Projekts Horizon2020 ORCHESTRA

Vernetzung von Kohorten in Europa zur raschen Informationsverbreitung im öffentlichen Gesundheitswesen sowie Impfstrategien zu COVID-19 Nach erfolgreicher Implementierung des “Nationalen Pandemie Kohorten Netzes“ (NAPKON) unter der Leitung der “Arbeitsgruppe Kohorten” von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Janne Vehreschild, werden die Uniklinik Köln und die Medizinische Fakultät auch am EU-weiten Projekt ORCHESTRA teilhaben.
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ORCHESTRA
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ORCHESTRA

Les année 2020 et 2021 seront marquées par la pandémie de la COVID-19, qui constitue encore l’une des plus graves menaces pour la santé et la prospérité économique mondiales depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Cofinancé à hauteur de plus de 19 millions d’euros par un appel Horizon 2020 spécial COVID de la Commission européenne, le projet
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EU research and innovation in action against the coronavirus: funding, results and impact
European Union

EU research and innovation in action against the coronavirus: funding, results and impact

A global data sharing platform for COVID-19. The European COVID-19 Data Platform, hosted by the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), is a free-to-use, open digital space for researchers to share and upload data sets. Since its launch on 20 April, it has seen more than 114 000 users and 3.6 million web requests from
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COVID-19: AL VIA “ORCHESTRA”, PROGETTO INTERNAZIONALE DI RICERCA
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COVID-19: AL VIA “ORCHESTRA”, PROGETTO INTERNAZIONALE DI RICERCA

Ha preso avvio ufficialmente il progetto sanitario internazionale “Orchestra”, ricerca triennale volta
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Horizon2020 ORCHESTRA startet
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Horizon2020 ORCHESTRA startet

Nach erfolgreicher Implementierung des “Nationalen Pandemie Kohorten Netzes“ (NAPKON) unter Leitung der Arbeitsgruppe Kohorten von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Janne Vehreschild, werden die Uniklinik Köln und die Medizinische Fakultät auch am EU-weiten Projekt ORCHESTRA teilhaben. Hierbei handelt es sich um ein dreijähriges internationales Forschungsprojekt zur Bekämpfung der Coronavirus-Pandemie.
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Launch of the Horizon2020 ORCHESTRA project
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Launch of the Horizon2020 ORCHESTRA project

On December 3rd, Cineca took part in the official launch of ORCHESTRA, a three-year international research project aimed at tackling the coronavirus pandemic, led by Prof. Evelina Tacconelli of the University of Verona and involving 26 partners (which extends to 37 partners when considering the wider network) from 15 countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Congo, France, Gabon, Germany, India, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Venezuela)
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Al via il progetto ORCHESTRA
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Al via il progetto ORCHESTRA

ORCHESTRA è un progetto di ricerca internazionale triennale volto ad affrontare la pandemia di Covid-19. Guidato da Evelina Tacconelli, direttrice della sezione di Malattie infettive dell’università di Verona, si basa sulla stretta collaborazione multidisciplinare di 26 partner
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ORCHESTRA: a new Horizon2020 project
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ORCHESTRA: a new Horizon2020 project

Verona, Italy 3rd December 2020 - Today marks the official launch of ORCHESTRA, a three-year international research project aimed at tackling the coronavirus pandemic, led by Prof. Evelina Tacconelli of the University of Verona and involving 26 partners (which extends to 37 partners when considering the wider network) from 15 countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Congo, France, Gabon, Germany, India, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Venezuela).
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ORCHESTRA ID CARE
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ORCHESTRA ID CARE

Primary Objective: ORCHESTRA provides an innovative approach to learn from the pandemic SARS-CoV-2 crisis and derive recommendations to further management of COVID-19 and be prepared for the possible future pandemic waves. The ORCHESTRA project aims to respond to this need through the
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ORCHESTRA – Connecting European Cohorts to Increase Common and Effective Response to SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

ORCHESTRA – Connecting European Cohorts to Increase Common and Effective Response to SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

The aim of the ORCHESTRA (Connecting European Cohorts to Increase Common and Effective Response to SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic) project is the creation of a new large-scale pan-European cohort, in order to significantly improve responsiveness to SARS-CoV-2 and provide a model for responsiveness for new public health threats.
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Kick-off meeting

Kick-off meeting

December 3rd and 4th 2020, project partners and international stakeholders met virtually to discuss the project strategy for the next three years.

The conference was attended by 186 participants, from 35 different organisations: the 26 beneficiaries, plus the international partners THSTI (Transnational Health Science and Technology Institute), CBCI(CBCI Society for Medical Education), UNIFESP (Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo), the European Commission, ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control), EMA (European Medicines Agency), Azienda Zero of the Veneto Region, European Delegation to India, DBT (Department of Biotechnology, Government of India).

The main objectives of the Kick-Off Meeting:
To provide an overview of the milestones to be reached and deliverables for all the Work Packages
To allow partners to meet and organise the intra-WP collaborative work requested for each task objectives
To highlight Work Package strengths, possible challenges and connections in order to better organise the internal communication.
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ORCHESTRA
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ORCHESTRA

The ORCHESTRA project provides an innovative approach to learn from the SARS-CoV-2 health crisis and derive recommendations for increasing preparedness for future outbreaks. The main outcome of the project is the creation of a new pan-European cohort built on existing and new large-scale population cohorts in European and non-European countries.
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ORCHESTRA
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ORCHESTRA

The ORCHESTRA project, launched in Dec 2020, has a vision to efficiently generate rigorous evidence to improve the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and to rapidly provide a structured platform to test vaccines as soon as they are available.
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