Joining European Scientific Forces to Face Pandemics

M. Helena Vasconcelos, Stefano Alcaro, Virginia Arechavala-Gomeza, Jan Baumbach, Fernanda Borges, Tiziana A.L. Brevini, Javier De Las Rivas, Yvan Devaux, Pavel Hozak, Minna M. Keinänen-Toivola, Giovanna Lattanzi, Thomas Mohr, Modra Murovska, Bhupesh K. Prusty, Roy A. Quinlan, Dolores Pérez-Sala, Carmen Scheibenbogen, Harald H.H.W. Schmidt, Isabel Silveira, Paolo TieriAlexander Tolios, Chiara Riganti*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Despite the international guidelines on the containment of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the European scientific community was not sufficiently prepared to coordinate scientific efforts. To improve preparedness for future pandemics, we have initiated a network of nine European-funded Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Actions that can help facilitate inter-, multi-, and trans-disciplinary communication and collaboration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-97
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021


  • COST Actions
  • COVID-19
  • interdisciplinary network
  • pandemic


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