Apr 30, 2020

Elixir Norway modellers propose Covid-19 testing scheme

The COVID-19 epidemic has caused significant societal challenges, and it is of utmost important to identify approaches to mitigate the impact of the disease. The ELIXIR Norway expertise in computational modeling of biological systems can aid in this process.


Personnel from our Trondheim node has participated in the development of a high-fidelity disease spreading computational model for Norway. Their simulations, applied to accurate demographic data of Oslo show that, in contrast to random testing, a structured testing regime will have the added benefit of serving as an intervention by markedly reducing the level of spread. More information and details are available here: