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The Competition of Antiviral Drugs with ATP to Inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 RNA-dependent RNA Polymerase: A Key to Enhanced Drug Screening


Stanislav Stoyanov is a computational chemist with extensive and considerable experience in quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, statistical mechanics and methods for coupling these.

Award from the COVID-19 HPC Consortium
Stanislav Stoyanov, Sergey Gusarov
University of Alberta, Natural Resources Canada, National Research Council Canada

This project aims to demonstrate a novel computational approach for the enhanced screening of drugs, considering their effects in solution with ATP. The project addresses the question of why molecular dynamics studies of some drugs’ behavior in isolation show strong interference with viral replication, but clinical trials show lower impacts than might be expected.

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