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

Paris, July nine, 2020

Atos, a world chief in digital transformation, announce that the Biocomputing Device at the Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB), element of the Spanish National Investigation Council (CSIC), is making use of Atos’ supercomputing resource to develop a refined 3D design of the SARS-Cov2 spike protein. By figuring out far more element about the construction of this protein, which is the 1 that the virus works by using to enter human cells, scientists can greater understand how the virus initiates infection. This vital move forward might support in the advancement of a vaccine.

The design, designed at the Biocomputing Device of CNB-CSIC making use of 3D cryoelectron microscopy, a intricate structural technique, will empower scientists and experts to visualize not only the spike glycoprotein but also other SARS-Cov2 proteins. It has been produced accessible to all scientific scientists across the earth performing on the virus.

Photograph: Refined 3D design of the SARS-Cov2 spike protein

Professor JM Carazo of CNB, stated: “We’re actually proud that we have been ready to make this vital move forward in the structural being familiar with of the viral glycoprotein, which is because of in element to the acceleration supplied by our impressive supercomputers. Now the scientific neighborhood globally can accessibility a mass of structural awareness all over SARS-Cov-2, so we can get the job done with each other to support make this invisible enemy noticeable.”

 Dr Natalia Jimenez, Atos’ HPC, AI and Quantum Life Sciences Centre of Excellence Director additional: “We’re honored to be ready to supply these scientists the excellent computing energy desired to support them get results more rapidly. By combining study know-how with our technological know-how and encounter, we’re ready to develop useful means that will support assist the world struggle versus the virus.

The HPC resource incorporates Atos’ BullSequana X supercomputer, centered at the CNB-CSIC in Madrid, in addition additional compute abilities and accessibility to Atos professionals at Atos’ new world HPC, AI & Quantum Life Sciences Centre of Excellence. CNB-CSIC is 1 of the very first study institutes to use this new heart, which presents scientists with accessibility to top-edge technologies, such as Quantum, Large Efficiency Computing and AI, supported by Atos’ merchandise, expert services and know-how in these sectors to support boost Life Sciences discovery and innovation.



About Atos

Atos is a world chief in digital transformation with a hundred and ten,000 workers in 73 countries and yearly income of € twelve billion. European number 1 in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Large-Efficiency Computing, the Group presents conclude-to-conclude Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Huge Data, Organization Applications and Electronic Office remedies. The Group is the Around the globe Facts Technological know-how Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Game titles and operates underneath the brand names Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

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