Scientists in Barcelona ramp up their research into retrovirals and rapid diagnostic tests


Various media have reported on studies addressing COVID-19 to be undertaken by several research centres in Catalonia. Among the groups involved is IRB Barcelona’s Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology Lab, headed by Patrick Aloy. IRB Barcelona  is one of eight research centres chosen by the European Commission to study new approaches to treat and diagnose COVID-19 and thus halt the spread of the virus.

Furthermore, NostrumBiodiscovery, cofounded by IRB Barcelona researcher Modesto Orozco, is collaborating with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center–Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) in another EC project. In this regard, the project aims to use cutting-edge biocomputation to support the intelligent design of drugs to treat COVID-19.

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