University of Maribor
Dr. Marko Jukić is assistant Professor in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry, working at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Maribor. Founder of bio-information company IntelliMol. He is involved in the design of new active substances, bioinformatics and the development of computer tools for the design of new drugs.
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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.
Chaired by Miro Pušnik, University of Ljubljana