VIROINF is an EU-financed Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Innovative Training Network aiming to understand (harmful) virus-host interactions by linking virology and bioinformatics.
Emerging and existing viruses are currently at the forefront of scientific priorities. Viruses will remain an urgent topic given the continuously growing and aging global population, creating major challenges for health science, technology and society as a whole. The VIROINF Innovative Training Network focuses on virus-host interaction by combining virus research with specifically designed bioinformatical tools to avoid infections and enable vaccinations and treatments.
The objective of VIROINF is to train Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in all aspects of infectious outbreaks. The consortium consists of 27 high profile universities, research institutions and companies. Coordination is at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. The host institutions and partners are located in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Rapid incidence estimation from SARS-CoV-2 genomes reveals decreased case detection in Europe during summer 2020