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Patrick Aloy is interviewed on La Sexta Columna: "Without computational analysis, molecular biology and molecular pathology wouldn’t exist. We provide a fundamental key piece".

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16 Mar 20




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The programme La Sexta Columna broadcasted by La Sexta has interviewed Patrick Aloy, head of the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology laboratory at IRB Barcelona, about the participation of his team in a European research project devoted to COVID-19. Aloy explains that the project will study the efficacy of more than 5000 drugs to fight this coronavirus. The scientist says, "If we do not get any results from these 5000 or 7000 compounds, we will have to widen the search and examine the million compounds that are available".

Link to: La Sexta Columna (minute 41: 10-42: 50)


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Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).