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

Paris, July nine, 2020

Atos, a global chief in electronic transformation, announce that the Biocomputing Unit at the Spanish Countrywide Middle for Biotechnology (CNB), part of the Spanish Countrywide Research Council (CSIC), is applying Atos’ supercomputing resource to deliver a refined 3D model of the SARS-Cov2 spike protein. By figuring out additional element about the construction of this protein, which is the one particular that the virus takes advantage of to enter human cells, scientists can improved recognize how the virus initiates an infection. This critical stage ahead could assistance in the progress of a vaccine.

The model, created at the Biocomputing Unit of CNB-CSIC applying 3D cryoelectron microscopy, a difficult structural strategy, will help scientists and researchers to visualize not only the spike glycoprotein but also other SARS-Cov2 proteins. It has been manufactured readily available to all scientific scientists across the earth doing the job on the virus.

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