How many animals are used for SARS-CoV-2 research?
During a three-months practical training at Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR), master student Johanna Kusnick from the Institute of Biochemistry and Biology compiled a statistical evaluation of the use of laboratory animals for SARS-CoV-2 research in Germany. This work resulted in a paper in the journal EMBO reports, which was successfully published last week. Johanna Kusnick studies in the master program 'Biochemistry & Molecular Biology' at the University of Potsdam.
Philipp Schwedhelm, Johanna Kusnick, Céline Heinl, Gilbert Schönfelder, Bettina Bert (2021): How many animals are used for SARS-CoV-2 research? An overview on animal experimentation in pre-clinical and basic research, EMBO Rep (2021)e53751, https://doi.org/10.15252/embr.202153751