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

Paris, July 9, 2020

Atos, a world leader in digital transformation, announce that the Biocomputing Device at the Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB), aspect of the Spanish National Investigate Council (CSIC), is employing Atos’ supercomputing useful resource to create a refined 3D product of the SARS-Cov2 spike protein. By realizing a lot more detail about the framework of this protein, which is the a person that the virus uses to enter human cells, scientists can superior understand how the virus initiates infection. This significant phase forward may well help in the growth of a vaccine.

The product, made at the Biocomputing Device of CNB-CSIC employing 3D cryoelectron microscopy, a intricate structural system, will empower scientists and experts to visualize not only the spike glycoprotein but also other SARS-Cov2 proteins. It has been built accessible to all scientific scientists throughout the world doing work on the virus.

Picture: Refined 3D product of the SARS-Cov2 spike protein

Professor JM Carazo of CNB, claimed: “We’re really happy that we have been in a position to make this significant phase forward in the structural comprehending of the viral glycoprotein, which is owing in aspect to the acceleration delivered by our effective supercomputers. Now the scientific group globally can obtain a mass of structural know-how close to SARS-Cov-2, so we can get the job done together to help make this invisible enemy obvious.”

 Dr Natalia Jimenez, Atos’ HPC, AI and Quantum Existence Sciences Centre of Excellence Director added: “We’re honored to be in a position to give these scientists the extraordinary computing energy wanted to help them get final results quicker. By combining exploration know-how with our technological know-how and working experience, we’re in a position to establish beneficial methods that will help guidance the world battle towards the virus.

The HPC useful resource features Atos’ BullSequana X supercomputer, based at the CNB-CSIC in Madrid, additionally more compute capabilities and obtain to Atos experts at Atos’ new world HPC, AI & Quantum Existence Sciences Centre of Excellence. CNB-CSIC is a person of the to start with exploration institutes to use this new middle, which delivers scientists with obtain to leading-edge technologies, these as Quantum, Substantial Efficiency Computing and AI, supported by Atos’ goods, solutions and know-how in these sectors to help increase Existence Sciences discovery and innovation.



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