Cloud computing support accelerates COVID-19 vaccine improvements

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Apr 14, 2021 For more information, contact Wan Yee Lok This story is part of the “Making a difference” series, in which we shine a spotlight on the many ways—both big and small—that UBC community members are helping with the response to COVID-19. Share your story with us at [email protected] For the last 11 months, UBC biochemistry and molecular biology professor Prof. Leonard Foster (he/him/his) and his team have been studying how SARS-CoV-2 – the virus responsible for COVID-19 – attacks the human body, in hopes of developing a more targeted vaccine with fewer side effects. Prof. Foster is confident that this technology will accelerate the development of second-generation vaccine candidates. “There are many different approaches to developing a vaccine,” says Prof. Foster. “The...