Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2019

Virtual ICM Seminars in Computer and Computational Science

Virtual ICM Seminars
in Computer and Computational Science

David Winkler

Computational insights into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 and repurposing of drugs for COVID-19

May 27, 2021 | 09:00 CEST

Prof. David Winkler

Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics, La Trobe University
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Monash University
Visiting Professor in Pharmacy, University fo Nottingham
Fellow, Evolutionary Robotics, CSIRO Data61


Thu, MAY 27, 2021

09.00 CEST

Open for all

Free of charge

Online

Computational insights into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 and repurposing of drugs for COVID-19

In the last 20 years the world has been threatened with three different coronavirus (CoV) pandemic threats from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS CoV) starting in 2002, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in 2012 and finally COVID-19 due to SARS-CoV-2 in late 2019. All these posed serious global pandemic threats with estimated case fatality rates of 15% for SARS, 34% for MERS and 1-3% for SARS-CoV-2 (1). With the current pandemic still far from over, there is an urgent need to understand where the virus came from, and to find new drugs to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. We can assume this will not be the last coronavirus to threaten humanity, hence we need better tools to track virus origin, and to identify drugs active against future coronavirus threats. In this seminar I discuss in silico computer modelling and…

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