COVID-19 Research at the Université de Lyon

On The May 13, 2020

Institut des Sciences Analytiques - Campus LyonTech-la Doua © Christian Morel
Institut des Sciences Analytiques - Campus LyonTech-la Doua © Christian Morel

From the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, the entire French research community, from life sciences to human and social sciences, has been working hard to develop effective treatments against the spread of the virus and to assess the social impact of this crisis. Researchers at the Lyon and Saint-Étienne sites are no exception, having carried out many studies on COVID-19.

Researchers in Lyon and Saint-Étienne have conducted extensive research on COVID-19 and some of them have published articles on this crisis. Here is an overview of the current Covid-19 research being carried out in our laboratories.

  • The “Discovery” clinical trial was launched in Lyon on March 22. You can find out more about this on the LabEx ECOFECT website.

    More information here

  • Researchers from the Economic Theory and Analysis Group (Groupe d’Analyse et de Théorie Economique – GATE) in Lyon Saint-Étienne have commenced research activities involving Covid-19. They have also published articles in the press about this crisis. You can find all the articles on the GATE website.
  •  The Social Psychology Research Group (Groupe de recherche en psychologie sociale – GRePS) has launched a study entitled “Covid-19: What are the health implications?”

    You can find the study here

  • The Université de Lyon’s Pop’Sciences team is also working to compile an inventory of research work on COVID-19 in the site’s laboratories. Visit the Pop’Sciences portal for more information.
     
  • Two research projects from the Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne have been selected as part of the Flash Covid-19 call for projects. The call for projects is aimed at encouraging scientific communities to work together to address the development of the epidemic:
    1. The “COVID 19 Rapid diagnosis test (development and clinical validation in 7 weeks)” project, led by Thomas Bourlet (Medicine, GIMAP laboratory): Covid-19 Rapid diagnosis test (development and clinical validation in 7 weeks)”
    2. The “Co-constructing a funeral solution in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic” project, led by Gaëlle Clavandier (Human and Social Sciences, the Centre Max Weber Laboratory)

      Find out more about these two projects