These are difficult days all around the world. Here in Barcelona, the number of infected people is still increasing, with no prospects for improvement in the short term. Hospitals are facing a lack of human and material resources, hence our University made a call to gather protection and detection equipment. Among other material, they collected around 90000 gloves and 4000 masks. Great job!
In the Quintana lab we are trying to help as much as we can, donating protection equipment and loaning an extraction station to Parc Taulí Hospital. This machine is an automatic processor for obtaining nucleic acids, that can be used for the diagnose of CO-VID19. Also, some people in the lab offered their hands to help doing PCR diagnosis if the Health Department needed it.
We stay at home, but try our best to continue with the scientific activity. Today we did our first long distance lab meeting, pyjamas allowed:
We hope everything will get better soon, and all of you will be okay!
Take care <3