Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases

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The Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases (Italian: Istituto nazionale per le malattie infettive "L. Spallanzani") is an infectious disease hospital in the Italian city of Rome. The institute is named for the eighteenth-century Italian biologist Lazzaro Spallanzani.

It is the Italian national reference center for Ebola patients.[1]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spallanzani Institute was the first research centre in Europe to isolate the genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 and upload it to GenBank.[2] The team was composed of Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Francesca Colavita, and Concetta Castilletti.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nurse in Italy tests positive for Ebola; was in Sierra Leone". U-T San Diego. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Una speranza dall'Istituto Spallanzani di Roma: "Abbiamo isolato il coronavirus"". La Stampa (in Italian). Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Le tre ricercatrici che hanno isolato il Coronavirus allo Spallanzani di Roma". Sky TG24 (in Italian). Retrieved 2 February 2020.

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Coordinates: 41°51′58″N 12°27′27″E / 41.8662°N 12.4576°E / 41.8662; 12.4576