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

Elvera Bartels

Paris, July nine, 2020

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, announce that the Biocomputing Unit at the Spanish Nationwide Middle for Biotechnology (CNB), component of the Spanish Nationwide Study Council (CSIC), is working with Atos’ supercomputing useful resource to make a refined 3D design of the SARS-Cov2 spike protein. By recognizing additional detail about the construction of this protein, which is the a single that the virus uses to enter human cells, researchers can improved realize how the virus initiates infection. This significant action forward could support in the improvement of a vaccine.

The design, created at the Biocomputing Unit of CNB-CSIC working with 3D cryoelectron microscopy, a complex structural method, will empower researchers and experts to visualize not only the spike glycoprotein but also other SARS-Cov2 proteins. It has been manufactured readily available to all scientific researchers across the globe doing work on the virus.

Photo: Refined 3D

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