Structural Task Force

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April 30, 2020
Making a Virus-Killer

Andrea explains how medicinal drugs are designed, why Aspirin helps against your headache and how the Task Force helps drug designers against COVID-19.

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April 22, 2020
Untangling Nsp3 of SARS-CoV-2

The world holds its breath as the novel Coronavirus continues to spread across the world, bringing our lives to a halt. We have gathered a lot of knowledge about the virus but there are still many gaps to fill. The non-structural-protein 3 (nsp3) represents one of these gaps in our knowledge. As the largest protein encoded by the coronaviruses genome, untangling its structure and function poses a huge task.

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April 15, 2020
The invisible enemy

What is the virus? Which molecular structures make up SARS-CoV-2? How can it infect other cells?

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April 7, 2020
Visualizing macromolecular structures

"I don't see how you could possibly describe a protein structure in a thousand words, but you can come a lot closer with one picture." - Jane Richardson

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April 7, 2020
3C-like Protease: A Promising Drug Target

The development of new drugs is essential to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. One promising drug target is the 3C-like protease, also known as main protease or MPro.

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