COSBI and UniTrento together in the International Wellcome Leap project “R3: RNA Readiness and Response”.
- Pub. date
- June 15, 2022
Next generation mRNA-based products: COSBI contributes with its computational modeling approach
In the context of the International Wellcome Leap project “R3: RNA Readiness and Response” the Laboratory of Computational Modeling at the University of Trento (CIBIO Department – PI Luca Marchetti) in collaboration with COSBI have been selected as one of the performers to foster a joint investigation effort in computational modeling of mRNA-based products (vaccines and monoclonal antibodies). This three-year international project, with total fundings of 60 million dollars, aims to the development of a network of skills and tools able to promptly react to the next pandemics. Thanks to a more efficient and accessible use of the revolutionary mRNA technology, vaccines and monoclonal antibodies are being studied to fight new viral or bacterial infections and against cancer. R3 Program details available here
COSBI strongly contributes to the project thanks to the effective systems biology pipeline already targeting mRNA vaccines recently developed by our computational biology group (Leonardelli et al. 2021 https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2021.738388; Selvaggio et al. 2021 https://doi.org/10.1002/psp4.12721