University in HP to study Covid-19 drugs

University in HP to study Covid-19 drugs

SHIMLA [Maha Media]: A team of scientists from a University in Himachal Pradesh has been offered a grant through Microsoft to conduct research on on finding drugs to care and prevent Covid-19. The project will directly influence the anti-viral drugs development.

It has been funded through High Performance Computing Consortium and the team is led by Gurjot Kaur, Assistant Professor, Shoolini University. It will have access to Microsoft Azure credits for six months to perform work using Microsoft licensed resources like online platform and virtual machines.

The team will perform much-needed screening of phytochemical constitutes for Covid-19 specific target using molecular modeling studies.

Indian medicinal herbs have same or similar phyto constituents and do show great promise as anti-Covid,-19 drugs.

This project will directly influence the anti- viral development for Covid,-19 and thus has high impact, said the University on Wednesday.

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