“COVID-19 antibody work bubble” in action during the lockdown
Congratulations to Dr Nikki Moreland and her team on being awarded the grant ($461,987) from the ‘COVID-19 Innovation Acceleration Fund (MBIE)’.
This CIAF grant will support their efforts to develop and assess antibody-based tests for SARS-CoV-2 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Antibody-based tests provide evidence that someone has been previously exposed to COVID-19 by detecting the presence of COVID-19 antibodies in blood and are an integral component of managing the pandemic. The antibody tests will support activities such as clinical diagnosis, understanding disease transmission and the immune response. Other investigators include Rachel Webb (School of Medicine), Shaun Lott, John Taylor and James Dickson from SBS (FoS) as well researchers from Callaghan Innovation (Campbell Sheen) and University of Otago (Catherine Day).