The IDEXLYON will support 16 COVID-19 research projects led by researchers from the Université de Lyon

On The June 3, 2020

© Christian Morel
© Christian Morel

The Université de Lyon will fund research projects with the potential to provide short or medium-term solutions to the Covid-19 crisis. This funding will be provided through the IDEXLYON.

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, economic and environmental impact of this crisis.

Researchers at the Université de Lyon have launched a number of research projects that could provide solutions to the Covid-19 crisis.More than 40 projects were submitted, and on May 26, 2020, the IDEXLYON Executive Committee (COMEX) selected 16 of them for funding.

The selected projects focus on issues such as the consequences of the disease (loss of smell and/or taste, severe fatigue, etc.), how lockdown affects mental health, and how people have learned to cope with the epidemic at work, at home and out in the community.There are even studies involving creating a model based on artificial intelligence to predict patient outcomes as soon as they are admitted to the emergency room, as well as designing a stand-alone medical device production unit using 3D printing.

These projects have been developed by researchers from the Université de Lyon’s member and associate institutions: Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Université Jean Monnet, ENS de Lyon, INSA Lyon, ENISE, CNRS, Inserm, INRA, VetAgro Sup, ENTPE, École Centrale and Inria. Most of these research projects will be carried out in close collaboration with health care facilities. These include the Hospices civils de Lyon, the Saint-Étienne University Hospital (Centre hospitalier universitaire) and the Le Vinatier Hospital.

You can find summaries of the 16 projects here