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Researchers at the Institute for Protein Design pioneered methods for using computers to predict how proteins fold.

Based on that knowledge, they have designed new, never-before-seen proteins for use as sensors, biological logic gates, and more recently potential COVID-19 treatments.

Using TACC resources, researchers have computationally design millions of protein therapeutics that target the seven major proteins related to COVID-19.

To date, based on the computational analysis, 733,000 proteins have been ordered, 323,000 of these protein therapeutics have been tested in the laboratory, and more than 2,000 have shown binding signals to their respective targets.


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