As has become traditional in the latest years, the autumn brings the fear of another COVID-19 wave. In spring 2020, many UT scientists dropped their usual research to focus on coronavirus related projects. Have their solutions made it to practice or did they not leave the lab (yet)?
In the midst of the lockdown, we talk to UT scientists who have paused existing projects to focus on coronavirus related research. Such as Richard Schasfoort. Since March, the UT researcher has spent nearly every day in the MST hospital in Enschede, working with COVID-19 patients. He has developed a test that determines the exact stage of the disease within an hour. ‘I’ve worked day and night to make this test work.’