Scientists tap the world's most powerful computers in the race to understand and stop the coronavirus

Scanning through billions of chemicals to find a few potential drugs for treating COVID-19 requires computers that harness together thousands of processors.

Jeremy Smith, Governor's Chair, Biophysics, University of Tennessee • conversation
June 3, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: medicine drug-discovery covid-19 coronavirus pandemic molecular-biology antiviral-drugs viruses computational-biology proteins sars-cov2 biophysics drug supercomputers

Nature-inspired CRISPR enzymes for expansive genome editing

Applied computational biology discoveries vastly expand the range of CRISPR’s access to DNA sequences.

Media Lab • mit
May 19, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: dna crispr covid-19 rna research computational-biology media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning alumniae genome-editing center-for-bits-and-atoms

Your genes could determine whether the coronavirus puts you in the hospital – and we're starting to unravel which ones matter

Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University found that variations in genes that code for parts of the cellular alarm system might play a role in how well people fight off COVID-19.

Reid Thompson, Assistant Professor of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University • conversation
May 5, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: genetics covid-19 coronavirus immune-system biology genes t-cells immune-cells disease viruses research-brief white-blood-cells immune cells computational-biology

3 Questions: Greg Britten on how marine life can recover by 2050

Committing to aggressive conservation efforts could rebuild ocean habitats and species populations in a few decades.

Lauren Hinkel | EAPS • mit
April 3, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change environment climate pollution policy ecology graduate research government computational-biology school-of-science 3-questions oceanography-and-ocean-engineering eaps postdoctoral

Microbial communities demonstrate high turnover | MIT News

New research provides insight into the behavior of microbial communities in the ocean.

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
Jan. 18, 2018 ~7 min

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Determined to make a change | MIT News

Senior Ruth Park draws on her background as she strives for educational reform.

Catherine Curro Caruso | MIT News correspondent • mit
May 12, 2016 ~9 min

Tags:  biology  profile  online-learning  research  computational-biology  students  school-of-engineering  education-teaching-academics  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  undergraduate  student-life

IDSS conversations: Caroline Uhler | MIT News

Electrical engineering and computer science assistant professor is working at the intersection of genomics and computational biology.

Jennifer Donovan | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
March 24, 2016 ~7 min

Tags:  genetics  big-data  biology  data  genomics  computational-biology  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  faculty  idss  laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids

Out of sight and out of mind, sewage can actually tell us a lot about health | MIT News

PhD student Mariana Matus studies human waste to understand individual and community health.

Julia Sklar | MIT News correspondent • mit
Sept. 15, 2015 ~6 min

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