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Using Machine Learning to Combat the Coronavirus

The intensive binding of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein on human host cells appears to be a significant factor in the virus’s high infectiousness. A joint team of researchers from TU Berlin and the University of Luxembourg is exploring why this spike protein is able to bind so much more effectively than other coronaviruses. Google.org is funding the research with 125,000 US dollars. Using an approach which combines quantum mechanics and machine learning, the project seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the binding behavior of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

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Press release 10 September 2020