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Virus SARS-CoV-2

UCIBIO researchers implemented CoVID-19 diagnostic tests at the UCIBIO research labs in FCT NOVA, being currently involved in the National roadmap.

A team of 26 UCIBIO researchers start today performing diagnostic tests for the molecular detection of SARS-CoV-2 in samples from care homes in southern Portugal.


Alexandra Fernandes, leader of the Human Genetics and Cancer Therapeutics research lab at UCIBIO - FCT NOVA, is coordinating this action at UCIBIO that involves UCIBIO researchers from the Life Sciences and Chemistry Departments at FCT NOVA. Alexandra Fernandes says that “a first protocol was established with the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security for testing in care homes. Our tests are already certified by the National Health Institute Dr. Ricardo Jorge and our researchers are highly trained and qualified to perform the tests”.