Range of Czech Covid-19 research projects to be funded this summer, Health Minister says

Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch announced on Wednesday that a subsidy programme for Covid-19 research should launch by the end of August. The initial aim is to disperse about 100 million crowns among numerous short-term medical research projects.

Last year, the Ministry of Health earmarked 1.7 billion crowns towards medical research. Vojtěch said he has asked the Government Council for Science, Research and Innovation to allocate the additional funds.

Vojtěch said that calls will be issued for projects to speed up and improve the diagnostic process of Covid-19, as well as in areas of cell and molecular biology, immunology and virology, among other things.

Author: Brian Kenety