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  • I2SysBio


    Five I2SysBio COVID projects obtain competitive financing

    The Institute of Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio), of the University of Valencia and of the CSIC, currently leads five research projects around coronavirus, which have received support from 8 competitive calls and an institutional agreement with the Valencian Government, with a budget total of 3.2 million euros from different sources of financing. The centre also maintains contracts with 7 companies to solve problems related to COVID-19.

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  • 29/05/20

    The Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit posts the videos of the UV Morning Session on Evolution dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic

    The XXI Morning Session on Evolution, a science dissemination conference aimed at Secondary and Baccalaureate teachers, this year was held online and was dedicated entirely to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, on May 16, included expert personnel such as Xavier López-Labrador, Mireia Coscollá, David Alonso and Carolina Moreno, who analysed the epidemic from genetics, biology, mathematics, sociology, and communication. You can access the videos here:

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  • Santiago Elena


    Conversations ConCiència - "Viruses seek a balance between virulence and transmission"

    A talk with Santiago Elena, CSIC Research Professor at the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (UV-CSIC) Virologist Santiago F. Elena, a new member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, studies the mechanisms by which viruses adapt to their new hosts.

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  • (Top) Xavier López-Labrador and Mireia Coscollá. (Bottom) David Alonso and Carolina Moreno.


    The University of Valencia analyses the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in a virtual informative session

    The XXI Morning session on Evolution was dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic and had more than 450 registrations. David Alonso, Mireia Coscollá, Xavier López-Labrador and Carolina Moreno took part as expert staff. The rector of the University of Valencia (UV), Mavi Mestre, inaugurated the day with words of gratitude to the people and organisations that make it possible to hold scientific dissemination activities.

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  • Pilar Domingo


    The University of Valencia researches the potential for environmental transmission of the coronavirus

    The Ministry of Science and Innovation, through the Covid-19 Fund of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII), funds a study aimed at determining the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in environmental samples, as well as its potential for indirect transmission. The project is coordinated from the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology, in the Science Park of the University of Valencia, and the results will provide valuable information for the management of the epidemic.

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  • José Luis García


    That is how we are dealing with the crisis...

    We asked the CSIC staff how they are dealing with the exceptional situation by COVID-19. José Luis García, Director of the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio, CSIC-UV).

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  • Comparison of the entire genome of the SARS-CoV-2 with bat and pangolin coronaviruses suggests that the virus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic shares a closer common ancestor with the bat virus (left).


    Morning colloquium on the pandemia’s evolution

    The XXI Morning colloquium on the evolution will be held on May 16, 2020, through an online platform and will be focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration from April 29 to May 12

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  • Pinedo treatment plant


    A research detects genetic material of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in wastewater in the Valencia area previous to February 24

    A study by the University of Valencia, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Public Entity of Sanitation of Waters of the Valencian Community has detected genetic material of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in untreated wastewater from the Valencia metropolitan area previous to February 24, the date on which the first Valencian case of COVID-19 was known. The remnants of the virus disappeared after the water treatment, as the analysis confirm. To monitor and detect genetic material of the virus in this type of water, the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climatic Emergency and Ecological Transition of the Valencian Government has proposed an agreement with the University of Valencia, the Jaume I University of Castellón and the Miguel Hernández University.

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  • (From left to right). Wladimiro Diaz, Luis F. Arias-Giraldo and Vicente Arnau.


    Researchers from the University of Valencia analyse how the fungus of verticillium wilt attacks olive trees

    Researchers from the Universities of Valencia and Cordoba, as well as from the CSIC Institute for Sustainable Agriculture have studied the fungus of verticilosis, a disease that kills millions of olive trees. Through the observation of the olive root microbiome, they conclude that verticillium wilt is driven by a wide community of microorganisms that unite to attack plants, a fact that rethinks how to cope with it. The results have been published in the prestigious journal BMC Plant Biology.

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  • 28/04/20

    Scientists from the University of Valencia and the CSIC explain the evolutionary origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and deny the hoax of its creation

    Juli Peretó, professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Valencia, and Carlos Briones, chief scientist of the CSIC, have explained the evolutionary origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and have denied one of the current hoaxes on the pathogen, such as its creation in a laboratory. In an article published on the dissemination platform The Conversation, the two researchers point to the origin of SARS-CoV-2 by natural selection from others of the Betacoronavirus genus.

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