Combined with insights into the social, environmental, economic and demographic context, our effort will yield a deep quantitative understanding of past pandemics that will allow us to draw a detailed picture of pandemic and epidemic diseases in the pre-modern era.
Developing an older design, this proposal would provide a high flux beam of specially prepared cold i.e. slow neutrons. Using specialist engineering and simulation tools, an instrument providing the highest possible sensitivity for fundamental physics experiments.
The innovative cell design is set to provide essential benefits to a broad range of research areas that rely on neutron studies of complex interfaces such as biological membrane science, antibiotic research and several topics in soft matter and polymer science. Specifically, within this project, two science cases will be addressed to validate the benefits of the novel sample environment.
The generated evidence is expected to have high significance for patients, healthcare professionals and policymakers with an impact on recommendation how to handle Covid-19 in specific patient groups, for protecting vulnerable populations, for recommendations on medication use and for follow-up of patients surviving severe Covid-19 to treat complications.
This research program will offer novel insights into the role of psychiatric factors in COVID-19 etiology and health consequences. Given our unique health registers and biobanks together with the new COVID-19 cohorts, we have a worldwide unique opportunity to understand the roles of mental disorders and associated somatic conditions in COVID-19.
The programme will develop methods, tools, and operational procedures for implementing cross-Nordic interoperable health data pipelines, novel methodology published in international scientific journals, and support the national public health institutes in their aim to keep disease spreading low without causing too high burden on Nordic societies.
The knowledge generated in this collaborative effort will highly valuable during the current pandemic, e.g. in order to accurately inform the public on the risks associated with tobacco use and to adapt the support to smoking cessation in the health care services.
The deadline for a call for proposals for projects on research to combat the COVID-19 pandemic was June 16. The call is a collaborative effort between research funders from the Nordic countries, Estonia and Latvia.
The aim of Critical Understanding of Predictive Policing is to investigate how institutional and social values, digital affordances, and organizational politics are conceived and embedded in data-driven police innovations, as well as experienced and practiced by police officers and developers of digital police infrastructure in Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Norway, Sweden and the UK.