Spanish National Center for Biotechnology uses Atos supercomputing expertise to find out how Covid-19 virus initiates infection

Truman Slate

Paris, July 9, 2020

Atos, a world-wide leader in electronic transformation, announce that the Biocomputing Device at the Spanish Nationwide Heart for Biotechnology (CNB), aspect of the Spanish Nationwide Investigation Council (CSIC), is utilizing Atos’ supercomputing resource to make a refined 3D product of the SARS-Cov2 spike protein. By being aware of a lot more depth about the structure of this protein, which is the a single that the virus works by using to enter human cells, scientists can much better realize how the virus initiates infection. This vital step ahead may well assist in the advancement of a vaccine.

The product, designed at the Biocomputing Device of CNB-CSIC utilizing 3D cryoelectron microscopy, a complex structural method, will help scientists and experts to visualize not only the spike glycoprotein but also other SARS-Cov2 proteins. It has been designed accessible to all scientific scientists throughout the world functioning on the virus.

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