Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) is a novel virus of the family Coronaviridae. The virus causes the infectious disease COVID-19. The biology of coronaviruses has been studied for many years. However, bioinformatics tools designed explicitly for SARS-CoV-2 have only recently been developed as a rapid reaction to the need for fast detection, understanding, and treatment of COVID-19. To control the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is of utmost importance to get insight into the evolution and pathogenesis of the virus. See how EVBC can help to advance research on coronaviruses, and in particular SARS-CoV-2.


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We are curating a list of bioinformatics tools specifically for coronaviruses. We are curious to know which tools you have developed to advance the field. Please also have a look at our general list of virus bioinformatics tools.


See how EVBC members are advancing research on coronaviruses.

Genome sequencing

EVBC is offering sequencing and assembly of SARS-CoV-2 genomes at net costs.