Paris, July nine, 2020
Atos, a global leader in electronic transformation, announce that the Biocomputing Device at the Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB), part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), is working with Atos’ supercomputing resource to generate a refined 3D model of the SARS-Cov2 spike protein. By being aware of extra depth about the framework of this protein, which is the a single that the virus makes use of to enter human cells, researchers can superior recognize how the virus initiates infection. This critical move forward may support in the progress of a vaccine.
The model, made at the Biocomputing Device of CNB-CSIC working with 3D cryoelectron microscopy, a sophisticated structural technique, will allow researchers and researchers to visualize not only the spike glycoprotein but also other SARS-Cov2 proteins. It has been created available to all scientific researchers across the environment functioning on the virus.