COVID-19 Research Toolkit


Supporting our research response activities and distributing to the UK research community.


Generation of reagents

The CVR is producing plasmids, virus isolates, reverse genetic systems, virus-like particles (VLPs), and antibodies that will be openly shared to facilitate the work of the UK research community

Generation of antibodies

Antibodies are being developed with the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) at the University of Dundee.

The team have identified proteins produced by SARS-CoV-2 that produce an immune response in the body. They will now manufacture these components of the virus in order to generate antibodies against them.

These research tools will then be used by the CVR Researchers to study the virus.

All of the antibodies designed as part of the Dundee-Glasgow collaboration will be made available to the global research community on an open source basis to enhance efforts to tackle the disease.