13 October 2020

UM students dive into COVID-19 at the nano level

What does the coronavirus look like exactly? How does it multiply after entering a human cell? Over the last six weeks, Indian student Kabir Arora has been attempting to map this out together with eighty fellow students. Remdesivir, one of the medicines used to treat President Trump, was also studied at an atomic level.  The end result—colourful computer animations that for lay people are indistinguishable from high-level science, were recently presented to each other and to their teachers. Raimond Ravelli, Associate Professor at M4I, is 'super proud' of the end result. "Six weeks ago, these students knew next to nothing about nanobiology. Their dedication, teamwork and achievements are really impressive."

By: Femke Kools