Investigating COVID-19 infectiousness and antibody evolution in COVID-19 patients in SSA and Europe

  • Funded by European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
  • Total publications:20 publications

Grant number: RIA2020EF-3008

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    European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
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    Pathogen: natural history, transmission and diagnostics

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The COVAB project (RIA2020EF-3008) aims to understand antibody evolution following exposure to and/or SARS-CoV-2 infection, and to investigate factors associated with infection by SARS-CoV-2 across oral and nasal mucosa biopsies.

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The subdued post-boost spike-directed secondary IgG antibody response in Ugandan recipients of the Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine has implications for local vaccination policies.

Sustained S-IgG and S-IgA antibodies to Moderna's mRNA-1273 vaccine in a Sub-Saharan African cohort suggests need for booster timing reconsiderations.

An Optimised Indirect ELISA Protocol for Detection and Quantification of Anti-viral Antibodies in Human Plasma or Serum: A Case Study Using SARS-CoV-2.

The Distinct Absence of a Post-boost Spike-IgG Antibody Surge in Ugandan Recipients of the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Has Implications for Vaccination Policies

Evaluation of a human mucosal tissue explant model for SARS-CoV-2 replication.

Broad and potent neutralizing antibodies are elicited in vaccinated individuals following Delta/BA.1 breakthrough infection.

Optimisation and Validation of a conventional ELISA and cut-offs for detecting and quantifying anti-SARS-CoV-2 Spike, RBD, and Nucleoprotein IgG, IgM, and IgA antibodies in Uganda.

Proteomic Analysis of Mucosal and Systemic Responses to SARS-CoV-2 Antigen.

Endogenous antibody responses in REGN-COV2-treated SARS-CoV-2-infected individuals.