Professors Paolo Carloni and Giulia Rossetti are molecular modelling specialists in HBP’s research areas covering Simulation and Drug Design.
The Corona crisis is a major threat to society and an urgent challenge to science. In this situation, researchers throughout the Human Brain Project (HBP) use their expertise and unique scientific infrastructure to address research questions that go beyond neuroscience, to support activities against the pandemic. For this series we highlight some of the work.
A new hypothesis may explain why smokers seem to get infected less often
Thomas Lippert is bringing together experts from his HBP scientific network to obtain precise data on the virus’ spread and drug development as quickly as possible.
Martin Hofmann-Apitius is using some of the technologies that he brought to the Human Brain Project (in particular semantic technologies such as text mining and terminology / ontology construction) to address the COVID-19 challenge.