Wednesday, May 27, 2020

COVID Killer Sought Among a Billion Molecules

Working from home, sometimes in pajamas, Ada Sedova taps into the world’s most powerful supercomputer in the hunt for a tiny molecule that could stop the coronavirus from infecting someone with COVID-19.

“I’m getting more done than ever, and with all the anxiety around the pandemic, I’m devoting a lot of my personal time to this effort,” said Sedova, a biophysics researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her efforts could bring a 10-figure payday — specifically 2 billion molecular tests executed in just 24 hours.