Western University Researchers at Work on COVID-19 Vaccine

By Logan Bright Modified on March 20, 2020

A team of experts is working together to push back the novel coronavirus.

Western University Researchers at Work on COVID-19 Vaccine

A multidisciplinary team of experts has assembled at Western University to tackle work on a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research announced nearly $1 million in funding for dozens of projects like this across the country.

Western University's team includes experts in virology, microbiology, immunology, vaccionology, and bioinformatics, with the goal of developing and testing a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.

Professor emeritus Chil-Yong Kang of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has been working on a vaccine for a related illness, MERS. The team's efforts on COVID-19 builds upon his work.

Researchers worldwide are racing to develop and test vaccines and treatments for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Already, a human clinical trial of another potential vaccine has begun in Seattle.

We wish the researchers at Western University and around the globe the best. We'll keep you updated with the latest news on COVID-19.