Resources For Researchers and Labs Working On SARS-CoV-2

At MiTeGen, we are responding appropriately to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This includes:

We’ve compiled a list of SARS-CoV-2 resources for researchers and labs. (See Below) This list will be updated on a continuing basis.

We have implemented proper procedures and protocols to ensure continued operations at MiTeGen. We want to assure our customers and partners involved in research that we are here to supply you with the tools and services you need during this critical time.

We give priority order processing and reduced priority shipping rates to researchers and labs that needs materials from MiTeGen for work on COVID-19 and the coronavirus. Learn more

SARS-CoV-2 Resource List For Researchers and Labs

The following list contains resources for researchers and labs working on SARS-CoV-2.

If you have an additional resources you believe is relevant please use the contact form at the bottom of this page provide us with that information.

This list is segmented by:

Volunteer Opportunities For Researchers and Scientists Through Which They Can Share Their Expertise

  • Post Era – Contribute your expertise to optimize inhibitors of the SARS-CoV-2 main protease – Design a Compound, They Will Make It (crowd source initiative)
  • Crowdfight COVID-19 – An initiative from the scientific community to put all available resources at the service of the fight against COVID-19 (crowd source initiative)
  • Scientist Volunteer Form – COVID-19 Pandemic Scientist volunteer form. Put together by Michael F. Wells, PhD
    (crowd source initiative)
  • Columbia University Researchers Against COVID-19 – A hub to connect volunteers at Columbia University labs and research efforts to fight COVID-19 (volunteer effort)
  • CoVIC – Contribute antibodies for testing as part of the CoVIC. Antibody contributors will be able to see the performance of their own molecules in the study and also take part in the analysis. Contact (contribution call)

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Funding Sources For SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 Research

  • EOSC Secretariat – Fast track application for funding for COVID-19 related activities (funding source – Europe)
  • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) – Open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19. UKRI will support (fund) excellent proposals of up to 18 months duration which meet certain criteria (funding source – UK)
  • Diabetes UK – Calls for applications that will further the understanding of COVID-19 in relation to people living with diabetes – Deadline is April 20th (funding source – UK)
  • COVID-19 Funding Opportunities – Managed by John Hopkins – Includes an extensive list of US government funding opportunities including grant revisions (funding sources – United States )

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Crystallization Screening Services

  • HWI Crystallization Center – HWI High-Throughput Crystallization Screening Center Crystallization screening for COVID-19 related structural work. Rapid, efficient, mail-in screening. (crystallization screening – United States)

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Instrument – Beamlines – Facilities Access (Many have remote access options)

  • Diamond Light Sources – Urgent proposal call to researchers working on SARS-CoV-2 structures (instrument access – UK)
  • Central Laser Facility (CLF) – Inviting rapid access proposals to its Octopus imaging facility for research relevant to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 (instrument access – UK)
  • Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) – SLS and SwissFEL – Priority access call for work on combating SARS-CoV-2 (instrument access – Switzerland)
  • MAX IV – Offering rapid access for groups who require instrument time for projects directly related to SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins such as Covid-19 related enzyme targets, membrane receptor complexes, antibody complexes etc. (i.e. non-infectious samples). (instrument access – Germany)
  • BESSY II – Fast track access to instruments at BESSY II (instrument access – Germany)
  • ALBA Synchrotron -A “COVID-19 Rapid Access” call has been established, valid through the year 2020. Quick peer and safety review will be applied to the received proposals (instrument access – Spain)
  • Synchrotron SOLEIL – Rapid access for Coronavirus specific research projects via the Rapid Access proposal and evaluation system (instrument access – France)
  • ILLGrenoble – For COVID-19 related work access instruments through two venues Director’s Discretionary Time, for full experiments and Easy Access, for short measurements (instrument access – France)
  • ESRF – Is willing to consider any priority research on Covid-19 that may need the exceptional use of ESRF facilities, including its cryo-electron microscope and its structural biology beamlines, which can be made available exceptionally. (instrument access – France)
  • Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium (CERIC) – Has set up a dedicated Fast Track Access to a selected number of instruments. This was done to facilitate the research on the SARS-CoV-2 (instrument access – Multiple Locations in Europe)
  • LENS initiative – Priority access to several advanced neutron sources are available for research on the SARS-CoV-2 virus. (instrument access – Multiple Locations in Europe)
  • Australian Synchrotron – Rapid Access to MX instruments for SARS-CoV-2 research (instrument access – Australia)
  • QUOKKA (Australia) – Small-angle neutron scattering instrument offers rapid, mail-in access (instrument access – Australia)
  • NCCAT – Is accepting RAP-c (Rapid Access Proposal) submission for COVID-19 research. This applies to COVID-19 Cryo-EM access. Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis. (instrument access Cryo-EM – United States)
  • DOE Light Sources – Structural Biology Resources at US DOE Light Sources. Includes NSLS-II, APS, SSRL, ALS, LCLS. Inquire for priority access concerning COVID-19 research. (instrument access – United States)
  • Argonne National Laboratory – GM/[email protected]: Priority remote access for work on combating SARS-CoV-2 (instrument access – United States)
  • SSRL at SLAC – Has an existing rapid access program which can be used for COVID related research (instrument access – United States)
  • ALS at LBNL – Apply for beamtime through their RAPIDD mechanism (instrument access – United States)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Remote rapid access is available to support research into the COVID-19 virus and the search for effective diagnostics and therapies at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR). Includes neutron macromolecular crystallography, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, spectroscopy and imaging beamlines. (instrument access – United States)
  • CEITEC Masaryk University – Offering priority access, free of charge, to their equipment in shared laboratories including research expertise for research that may lead to the development of a vaccine or drug against COVID-19 (equipment, laboratory access, expertise – Czech Republic)
  • Deuteration & Macromolecular Crystallisation (DEMAX) platform at ESS – Is offering prioritized access to laboratory services for scientists and researchers working on COVID-19-related research projects. (services and laboratory access – Sweden)
  • German BioImaging – Good practice recommendations for managing microscopy core facilities in a research environment during the COVID19 pandemic (facility management recommendations)

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Computational – Computing – Data Analysis Resources

  • CosmicCryoEM – If you are working on structures related to SARS-CoV, CosmicCryoEM is providing computing resources and infrastructure help (computing resources and infrastructure)
  • Phenix Team – X-Ray and Cryo-EM data analysis help for structural biologists working on COVID-19 related work (data analysis help)
  • CASP – SARS-2-CoV structure modelling initiative to generate and evaluate models for the virus’ most challenging proteins and domains (structure modelling)
  • Bio-Prodict – Is developing 3DM systems for the SARS-CoV-2 proteins. They will make these systems available free of charge to scientists working on COVID-19. (3DM – Bioinformatics)

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Research Support and Resources

  • Thorn lab – Has assembled a structural biology resource with validation & remodeling for Coronavirus and SARSCoV2 molecules. Learn more about the Thorn Lab (resource page)
  • Diamond Light Source – SARS-CoV-2 resource page for scientist (resource page)
  • Diamond Light Source – Main protease structure and XChem fragment screen (resource page)
  • Lightsource – Resource page on SARS-CoV-2 (resource page)
  • RCSB PDB – COVID-19 resource page at Protein Databank (resource page)
  • CCDC – COVID-19 Resources at CCDC including the CSD – Cambridge Structural Database (resource page)
  • Instruct-ERIC – Resources for COVID-19 research (resource page)
  • ERF-AISBL – Lists research infrastructures such as biobanks, synchrotrons, and more – found via the Lens Initiative (resource page)
  • Instruct-ERIC – Instruct is offering priority access to structural biology services for research projects related to SARS-CoV-2, to support scientists in their efforts to develop a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 (research project support)
  • Paul Scherrer Institute – Covid-19 pandemic resources including physicists, molecular and structural biologists, chemists and beamline scientists (research support)
  • MBL-EBI – Has gathered all the COVID-19 data available in a resources on their new page on the Pathogen Portal (resource page)
  • EMBL-EBI COVID-19 Data – Database with all Covid related sequences, proteins (resource page)

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SARS-CoV-2 – Coronavirus Research Papers

  • Cambridge University Press – Has made all 700 textbooks currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core free to access until the end of May to assist readers during the Covid-19 outbreak (research papers)
  • Cell Press – Cell Press Coronavirus Resource Hub (research papers)
  • Elsevier – Novel Coronavirus Information Center (research papers)
  • Elsevier – How researchers and educators can obtain full access to COVID-19 research
  • Journal of Biological Chemistry – Coronavirus information (research papers)
  • Oxford Academic Journals – Coronavirus research access (research papers)
  • PNAS – Free collection of coronavirus papers (research papers)
  • Sage Publishing – Coronavirus research freely available on all SAGE journals (research papers)
  • Science Direct – Research on novel coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) and related viruses (research papers)
  • Taylor & Francis Online – Free access to COVID-19 peer-reviewed research (research papers)
  • Wiley – COVID-19 resource hub (research papers)
  • Wiley – Free access to COVID-19 research for educators, researchers and professionals
  • Nature – Curated list of relevant articles to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 (research papers)
  • medRxiv – COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints from medRxiv and bioRxiv (research papers)
  • Springer Nature – Authors can use their Research Data Support service for COVID-19 data at no cost

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Other Interesting Reads

  • ThermoFisher – Article is more a laypersons explanation concerning Cryo-EMs role in determining the structure of SARS-CoV-2 (There is a interesting time line concerning SARS-CoV-2)
  • Francis Crick Institute – Update on their efforts addressing the COVID-19 outbreak (news)
  • Martin Walsh Twitter Thread – Timeline based thread on Twitter concerning the work at Diamond Light Source with SARS-CoV-2 (interesting read)
  • Exscalate4CoV Project – E4C aims at leveraging EU’s super computing resources coupling them with some of the continent’s best life-science research labs to counter international pandemics faster and more efficiently additional information (interesting read)
  • Article at Cern Courier – Synchrotrons on the coronavirus frontline (interesting read)
  • Physics World – COVID-19: how physics is helping the fight against the pandemic (interesting read)
  • RIKEN – RIKEN Team Use Supercomputer to Explore the Molecular Dynamics of the New Coronavirus (interesting read)
  • ImmunityBio – ImmunityBio Combines Supercomputing Power With Microsoft Azure to Target Infection “Doorway” of the Coronavirus (interesting read)

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Contact Form For Submitting SARS-CoV-2 Resources

If you desire to share resources relevant to researchers and labs working on SARS-CoV-2, use the contact form below to submit those.