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Research Ramp-Up Phase 1 | How to Gain Access to IMaT Core Facilities
We are eager to have you return to the facility starting June 18, per Georgia Tech’s research ramp-up plan. However, there are a few items you will have to complete before your work can commence. We have implemented several new protocols and measures to maintain a safe and productive working environment for our researchers and staff. We encourage you to begin to address these items sooner rather than later.
- Watch the “Returning Safely to Your Lab” videos. The six-part module will include what you can expect, recommended safety precautions, cleaning and disinfection best practices, and proper use and disposal of PPE, among other helpful tips for best ensuring your safety and the safety of others. You may access this training on the OSP site: https://training.osp.gatech.edu/.
- Read through the guidelines displayed on the MCF Landing Page: https://mcf.gatech.edu/
- The MCF will be open from 8:00AM-10:00PM M-F and from 10:00AM - 4:00PM on Saturday/Sunday
- SUMS will automatically limit access – scheduled and operational – to some tools in order to maintain proper user density.
Note: All returning internal and external researchers, even those who have been approved for research resumption, must complete these requirements.
Ramprasad submits paper on Screening of Therapeutic Agents for COVID-19
Screening of Therapeutic Agents for COVID-19 using Machine Learning and Ensemble Docking Simulations
MSE Professor Rampi Raprasad's group, in collaboration with Argonne National Lab and led by Argonne, has been working using a molecular fingerprinting technique to build machine learning models of drug activity for COVID-19 treatment. The model was used to screen a database of FDA-approved drugs, and several drugs that may be good therapeutic agents for COVID-19 have been recommended. The first author, Rohit Batra, is a former postdoc in Ramprasad's group at Georgia Tech. The article may be accessed from here.