Soochow University Funded by the Special Project of "Foundational Research on Traceability, Pathogenicity and Prevention and Treatment of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)"by the NSFC

Soochow University Funded by the Special Project of "Foundational Research on Traceability, Pathogenicity and Prevention and Treatment of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)"by the NSFC.

 

 

On March 17, NSFC issued the approval notice for the special project of “Foundational Research on the Origin, Pathogenesis and Prevention of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)”. The project of "Mechanism and Intervention of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Inhibiting Host's Innate Immune Response" declared by Professor Zhou Fangfang of Biomedical Research Institute of Soochow university was successfully funded.

 

This project will focus on 2019-nCoV pathological phenomena of coronavirus infection, combining with the characteristics of natural immune research. It aims to identify the main functional proteins, action targets, action modes and molecular mechanisms of 2019-nCoV in regulating human innate immunity, deeply understand the regulation of antiviral innate immunity by viral functional proteins and further develop the means of antagonistic virus replication.

 

 

This project will lay a foundation for searching for new drug targets and the development of effective antagonistic measures against 2019-nCoV. This study has important implications for improving the innate immune response of patients with viral infection, understanding the pathogenesis of viral disease, and drug development.

 

 

“Basic Research on the Origin, Pathogenesis and Prevention of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)” is a special project launched in January this year, aims at encouraging researchers to carry out basic and prospective joint research on the major scientific issues related to the etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, disease prevention and treatment of novel coronavirus infection. It is reported that there are almost 20national funding projects altogether.