Goals

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SeroNet’s mission is to better understand the immune responses to COVID-19, to develop assays to test for coronavirus antibodies, and to share findings globally from its myriad studies. 

Addressing the many unknowns regarding COVID-19 

SeroNet aims to answer questions and further the understanding of SARS-CoV-2.  

  • If a person has antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, are they protected against reinfection? 

  • What level of antibodies is associated with protection? 

  • How long does protection last? 

  • Why is it that some people exposed to SARS-CoV-2  become ill while others also exposed do not? 

  • Why do symptoms vary in severity? 

Increase antibody testing 

  • Develop quantitative serological assays to test for COVID-19 antibodies. 

  • Conduct serosurveillance studies to understand how much of the population has antibodies to COVID-19. 

  • Test at least 5,000 samples per week. 

Develop serology standards 

The Serology Laboratory has developed SARS-CoV-2 serology standards and protocols to ensure integrity and reproducibility across SeroNet’s studies.