Covid-19 Study in the Cypriot population
Research study on the presence of SARS-CoV- 2/Covid-19 antibodies
Scientists from three universities in Cyprus are joining forces for a new research study, which will test the presence of coronavirus antibodies in three population groups and shed light on a number of unanswered questions about Covid-19.
They ask for volunteers, who were diagnosed with coronavirus, health professionals from the General Hospital of Nicosia, the Makareio Hospital and the General Hospital of Pafos as well as people from the general public and donors to further fund the research. The people from the general public will be called through a call center which will apply a random selection methodology. The research study will be conducted by the Center of Excellence in Biobanking and Biomedical Research at University of Cyprus, biobank.cy, the Medical Schools of the University of Cyprus and the University of Nicosia, and the Department of Health Sciences of the European University Cyprus.
The antibody tests are free of charge. The research has been officially approved by the Cyprus Bioethics Committee under decision ΕΕΒΚ/ΕΠ/2020/19.
The registration, participation, the analysis and the processing of the data is completely confidential. If one has been diagnosed as a positive Covid-19 case, with or without developing any symptoms, or if he or she are a health professional working in any of the above hospitals and are interested to know if they have developed any antibodies against corona virus, we are encouraging them to apply, by filling in the online registration form below, especially the required boxes.
Our staff will attend them as soon as possible to arrange an appointment in order to get your sample. Alternatively they can call the Center of Excellence in Biobanking and Biomedical Research biobank.cy at University of Cyprus at 22892815 or send an e-mail to [email protected] writing us their name and phone number in order for us to get back to them.
Collaborators: Professor George Nikolopoulos Professor Maria Koliou Lecturer Irene Christaki Professor Petros Karayiannis Assistant Professor Ourania Kolokotroni Researcher Annalisa Quattrochi Lecturer Ioannis Mamais Dr Gregory Papagregoriou Dr Apostolos Malatras