Črtomir Podlipnik

Črtomir Podlipnik

University of Ljubljana

    Dr. Črtomir Podlipnik obtaineded his PhD in the field of theoretical chemistry at the University of Ljubljana. Afterwards, he joined the group of Prof. Anna Bernardi (University of Milan, Italy), where he was involved in the designing of cholera toxin inhibitors. Currently, he is working as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana. His research interest and focus is on exploring relevant biomolecular systems, and with his valuable comprehensive knowledge in the field he is actively involved in a number of projects, including ebola research.

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    Chapter XXVIII: Ljubljana 11-10-2020
    10:55 - 11:20

    Anyone can participate

    As the SARS-CoV-2 virus has become a significant problem threatening the existence of humankind, scientists immediately began research to clarify the virus' mode of action. We began to look for compounds that could potentially block the activity of the virus. Our strategy is based on the in-silico approach, virtual screening with molecular docking. We tried to filter drug candidates from the vast virtual space of drug-like molecules. Even the screening of a relatively small part of the chemical space (in our case, about 10 million compounds) is computationally intensive, which is why we are working on the Citizen Science project - COVID.SI.

    11:45 - 12:30

    Panel discussion

    Chaired by Miro Pušnik, University of Ljubljana

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