Wageningen University: Funding for large-scale research into loss of smell and taste due to COVID-19

The research is being conducted by a team of scientists and experts from Wageningen University & Research, UMC Utrecht, Amsterdam UMC, the Smell and Taste Center of Gelderse Vallei Hospital and patient foundation Reuksmaakstoornis.nl. It’s the first time that such a large-scale collaboration in the field of smell and taste loss will take place in the Netherlands and the reactions are enthusiastic.

Dr. Sanne Boesveldt of Wageningen University & Research is happy with the news: “It’s great that we managed to achieve this with the team and that ZonMw recognizes the importance of research into the loss of smell. We can now start on short term, with the aim of better informing and hopefully treating the patient.”

The investigation is expected to start in October. From then on, patients can register.